Lone Wolf bikies arrested by NSW Police at St Clair and Hebersham on serious drugs charges
Lone Wolf cyclists 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 in western Sydney on serious drug charges.
Officers this week raided several properties in Hebersham and St Clair, about 50km west of Sydney’s CBD, during targeted operations.
The organized crime group’s heavily tattooed national president, Medhat Mankaryous, was marched from his St. Clair home by police wearing nothing but a robe and brightly colored board shorts.
The heavily tattooed head of the Lone Wolf outlaw motorcycle gang, Medhat Mankaryous (pictured centre), was marched from his premises by NSW Police officers during an early morning raid on Friday.
Several Raptor Squad officers had previously stormed Mankaryous’ home before emerging 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 manufacturing and delivering a large quantity of meth.
He is one of four presidents of the outlaw motorcycle gang and faces life behind bars if found guilty of the charges.
He was refused bail and appeared in Penrith Local Court on Friday, with the case due to be heard in October.
Mankaryous (pictured center) was dragged outside in nothing but a bathrobe and board shorts before being led away by Raptor Squad officers
Two other men from the gang were also arrested in Hebersham on Tuesday.
One man was arrested at his home 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 the Connells Point shooting in July last year.
He was refused bail after being taken to Mount Druitt Local Court later that day 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 meth.
After appearing at Penrith Local Court on Wednesday, he was refused bail. He will appear in court again in November.
Police arrested two other men from the bikie gang in Hebersham in a series of early morning raids on Tuesday. A man (pictured) is seen being led away by officers after being charged with separate offences
The raids were part of operations led by Strike Force Searle, a taskforce established by NSW Police in October 2022 to investigate the production and supply of methylamphetamine by members of the outlaw group.
It comes after the gang’s former boss, Erkan ‘Eric the Wolf’ Keskin, was found dead in Turkey in 2022 after fleeing Australia more than three years ago.
The raids by NSW Police are part of Strike Force Searle, a taskforce established in October 2022 to investigate the use of methylamphetamine by members of the Lone Wolf motorcycle gang.
Keskin retained control of the Lone Wolf Gang after leaving Australia in late 2019 and linked to exiled Comanchero boss Mark Buddle.
Police estimated he had amassed a fortune of $50 million.