Sydney gang 'The Last Hour' targeted by police

At least three people have been arrested as police carry out a series of raids across south-west Sydney, targeting members of the Assyrian gang "The Last Hour".

The raids began early this morning, detectives searching properties in Fairfield and Green Valley as part of Strikeforce Evesson.

While officers are saying little about the purpose of Thursday's raids, 15 members of DLASTHR - The Last Hour" - were charged with alleged involvement in murders, drugs and shootings in September last year.

At the time, police and the then-NSW Police Minister Michael Gallacher said the raids had seriously disrupted the criminal operations of the group.

Fairfax Radio 2UE's police reporter Michelle Taverniti said detectives remain on the scene of a single storey brick home in Prairiewood, with neighbours allegedly witnessing the son of a couple who lived there being escorted from the building in handcuffs.

Police searching this home at Prairiewood where neighbours say a couple's son was arrested in raids. — Michelle Taverniti (@M_Taverniti) May 8, 2014

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