Three people including a 55-year-old Windsor man have been arrested during raids relating to the sale of illegal weapons in Western Sydney.
Strike Force Bootle was established by detectives from Penrith Local Area Command in October 2013 to investigate the sale of illegal firearms in Sydney’s west.
Throughout the investigation, officers obtained 13 firearms and various calibres of ammunition.
Following extensive inquiries, police from North West Metropolitan Region, assisted by specialist units, executed six simultaneous search warrants at Windsor, Greystanes, Londonderry, Castlereagh, St Marys and Warilla, about 6.15am today (Tuesday 1 April 2014).
During today’s search warrants, investigators located and seized five firearms, various calibres of ammunition, illicit drugs and steroids.
A 55-year-old Windsor man was arrested by officers attached the Tactical Operations Unit.
Investigators also arrested a 45-year-old Greystanes man and 43-year-old Wentworthville woman during the raids.
The men were taken to Penrith Police Station and the woman was taken to Oak Flats Police Station, where they are assisting with inquiries.
Investigations are continuing and further arrests are expected.
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