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Extraordinary footage shows police restraining outlaw gang members

Extraordinary footage released by NSW Police shows officers arresting members of outlaw motorcycle gangs and seizing thousands of dollars worth of illicit drugs.

The graphic images released on Monday show officers from the Strike Force Raptor unit lining up and restraining heavily tattooed gang members.

The footage lifts the lid on three months of hard work as police battle to crush gang violence in regional New South Wales.

Click PLAY below to see the police operations unfold

Raptor South, based in the Illawarra region, and Raptor North, based in the Hunter, will now become permanent fixtures after their trial operations kicked off in April.

Police have seized tens of thousands of dollars worth of drugs and cash, along with illegal weapons.

The two commands are in force to stunt a growing war between the Nomands and Finks up north and the Brothers for Life gang in the south.

See Strike Force Raptor in force