Cops return fire after rise in public shootings across Sydney
John Howard’s gun control still working for the criminals
Police have returned fire on criminals in Sydney’s west after arresting 17 people in a major operation set up to tackle a rise in gang violence and public shootings.
Dozens of police saturated streets and public transport hubs across the suburb as part of Operation Talon* overnight Friday and into Saturday morning, arresting 17 people on 20 charges.
One cannabis caution, six Criminal Infringement Notices, 47 Traffic Infringement Notices 17 Rail Infringement Notices were also issued on the night.
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Police also issued 15 pre-emptive consorting warnings to known gang members and conducted 30 bail compliance checks.
*Operation Talon was formed in August 2013 to reduce gang violence and public shootings in western Sydney.