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Rebels member to face court over Rockingham firearm seizure

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Gang Crime Squad detectives have charged a Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang member over the seizure of three firearms in Rockingham yesterday.

The 33-year-old man was arrested in the car park of a Rockingham shopping centre as part of an ongoing police effort to curb gang activities.

WA Police Tactical Response Group assisted with the operation, which caused Syren Street to be closed for a short time.

The man was arrested without incident, while allegedly armed with a loaded handgun and was in possession of an amount of methylamphetamine.

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Police executed a search warrant at the man’s Rockingham home, where a semi-automatic rifle fitted with a silencer, another rifle, $17,000 cash, a stolen jet ski, steroids and other items of interest were allegedly located.

The man has been charged with three counts of possessing a firearm in circumstances of aggravation, possession of contrivance known as a silencer and possession of an unlicensed firearm with drugs or cash.

He is facing multiple drug charges relating to methamphetamine, cannabis and steroids, with other charges including two counts of unlicensed possession of a firearm, two counts of possessing a prohibited weapon and possession of stolen or unlawfully obtained property.

He was refused bail and is due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court today.

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