UPDATE @ 11.45 AM | A senior member of a high profile outlaw motorcycle gang is set to be deported after being detained at Beenleigh.
The man, who is a New Zealand citizen, was arrested by officers from the Australian Border Force and the Queensland Police Service on Thursday.
He’s since had his Australian Visa cancelled and will remain in detention until his removal from Australia, which authorities say will be facilitated “as soon as possible”.
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It’s understood the 28-year-old was part of the violent 2013 brawl involving up to 60 Bandido and Finks bikies, which sparked some of Queensland’s toughest new anti-gang laws.
Commander ABF Investigations, Graeme Grosse, said the ABF is committed to protecting the Australian community from those involved in serious criminal activity.
“The ABF maintains a strong focus on disrupting the activities of outlaw motorcycle gangs, by identifying, targeting and cancelling the visas of their members,” Commander Grosse said.
“There are provisions under the Migration Act that allow us to cancel the visas of foreign nationals where they pose a risk to the Australian community or where they fail the character test through their involvement in criminal activity, including as part of OMCGs.”
Commander Grosse said “any non-citizen with an extensive criminal history and involvement with a criminal organisation, such as an OMCG, can expect to have their Australian visa cancelled and to be removed from Australia.”
Since December 2014, almost 30 visa cancellations or refusals have been made of OMCG or organised crime members based in Queensland.
EARLIER @ 7.00 AM | AN alleged Bandido bikie involved in the notorious Broadbeach brawl is reportedly set to be deported.
The 28-year-old was arrested by Australian Border Force and detained by Immigration Officials on Thursday.
It’s understood he’s been stripped of his Australian Visa and will be sent back to his hometown of New Zealand.
The man is one of 191 foreign-born bikies who have been deported within the past year.
The violent 2013 brawl involving up to 60 Bandido and Finks bikies, sparked some of Queensland’s toughest new anti-gang laws.
A violent bikie boss involved in a huge brawl will be deported back to New Zealand. pic.twitter.com/Y5uBqq0Tir
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