POLICE have raided a slew of properties in the region with links to bikie gangs and seized a number of weapons as well as a quantity of drugs and cash.
Oxley detectives and officers from Strike Force Raptor targeted properties in Gunnedah, Narrabri and Wee Waa during the weekend.
A search was carried out at home of a 31-year-old man on Mitchell Street, Wee Waa, on Saturday morning where $2450 in cash was seized pending further investigation.
Earlier that day, police also raided the home of a 23-year-old man at Park Cresent, Narrabri, where a quantity of cannabis was seized.
It came after twin raids in Gunnedah on Friday where police targeted several properties as part of an ongoing firearms blitz in the region.
Police seized a prohibited weapon, and items believed to drugs and restricted substances, from a Farrer Road home, the alleged residence of a 32-year-old man with links to an outlaw bikie gang.
While a 58-year-old man had items seized from his Links Road home.
Oxley Police District's acting crime manager, Detective Acting Inspector Jason Darcy, said the two-day operation was part of an ongoing proactive strategy within the region.
"We will continue to work closely with Strike Force Raptor to maintain a highly-visible and highly-mobile profile, targeting illegal activity and aimed at preventing and disrupting crime and anti-social behaviour within the region," he said.
Strike Force Raptor was established in 2009 and conducts proactive investigations and intelligence-based, high-impact policing operations to prevent and disrupt conflicts, and dismantle any network engaged in serious organised criminal activity.