Lone Wolf bikers arrested by NSW Police in St Clair and Hebersham on serious drug charges
Police have arrested several members of the Lone Wolf outlaw motorcycle gang on serious drug charges in Sydney’s west.
Officers this week raided several properties in Hebersham and St Clair, about 50km west of Sydney’s CBD, as part of targeted operations.
The organized crime group’s heavily tattooed national chairman, Medhat Mankaryous, was taken from his home in St Clair by police, wearing nothing but a garish dressing gown and shorts.
The heavily tattooed leader of the Lone Wolf outlaw bikie gang, Medhat Mankaryous (pictured centre), was evicted from his property in an early morning raid on Friday by NSW Police officers from South.
Several Raptor Squad officers had already entered Mankaryous’ house, before leaving after arresting the gang’s figurehead.
The 41-year-old was seen handcuffed before being forced to sit on a chair in the driveway of the property.
Mankaryous was charged with allegedly manufacturing and supplying a large quantity of methamphetamine.
He is one of four presidents of the outlaw motorcycle gang and faces life in prison if convicted of the charge.
He was refused bail and appeared in Penrith Local Court on Friday, with his case due to be heard in October.
Mankaryous (pictured center) was dragged outside, wearing only a dress and shorts, before being taken away by Raptor Squad officers.
Two other men from the gang were also arrested in Hebersham on Tuesday.
A man was arrested on his property and charged with participating in a criminal group and stealing a motor vehicle.
Police will allege in court that the man was involved in disposing of the vehicle used in a shooting in Connells Point in July last year.
He was refused bail after being brought before Mount Druitt Local Court later today and will appear before Windsor Local Court at the end of October.
A third man was arrested and charged with possession, manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine.
He was refused bail after appearing in Penrith Local Court on Wednesday. He will appear in court again in November.
Police arrested two more men from the bikie gang in Hebersham on Tuesday during a series of early morning raids. A man (pictured) is seen taken away by police officers after being charged with separate offences.
The raids were part of operations carried out under the leadership of Strike Force Searle, a taskforce established by New South Wales Police in October 2022 to investigate the manufacture and supply of methylamphetamine by members of the out-of-state group. -law.
It comes after the gang’s former leader, Erkan “Eric the Wolf” Keskin, was found dead in Turkey in 2022, after fleeing Australia more than three years ago.
The NSW Police raids are part of Strike Force Searle, a task force established in October 2022 to investigate the use of methylamphetamine by members of the Lone Wolf bikie gang.
Keskin maintained control of the Lone Wolf Gang after leaving Australia in late 2019 and had links to exiled Comanchero boss Mark Buddle.
Police estimated he had amassed a fortune of $50 million.