Police have carried out early morning raids targeting several homes in western Sydney, in relation to threats made against a Sydney police station.
Squads of officers from the Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad, Tactical Operations Unit, other specialist units and local stations arrived around 6am on Wednesday. NSW Police said searches were conducted of several homes -- The Daily Telegraph is reporting homes in Lockwood St, Merrylands and Blaxland St, Yennora -- in relation to firearms prohibition orders.
Channel 7 reports a relative of a family living in one of the raided homes is currently before the courts in relation to the supply of the gun used in the killing of NSW Police employee Curtis Cheng in October.
That home on Lockwood Street was one of those targeted in raids in the aftermath of Cheng's murder. Two men in their twenties were arrested at that home during the raids.
A police media statement said "extensive searches" were conducted after "a suspected threat to a Sydney police station."
"Nothing of interest was located but MEOCS detectives are continuing their investigation into information about a threat involving a firearm at a greater Sydney police station."
An earlier police statement said "the searches are being conducted under the powers of firearms prohibition orders which were previously served on a number of men linked to the addresses being searched."
More to come.