DETECTIVES today raided six Gold Coast properties linked to the Mongols bikie gang, arresting three men and seizing a large stash of meth and steroids, a shot gun, pump action rifle and a smoke grenade.
Task Force Maxima Gold Coast based officers together with police from Gold Coast Rapid Action Patrol (RAP) executed the search warrants in response to information police held on persons associated bikie club and their involvement in local drug supply.
Police located and seized ICE packaged for sale, synthetic cannabis, 457 vials of testosterone steroids, electronic scales, documents itemising sales of drugs, drug utensils, firearms including double barrel shot gun, pump action .308, lever action .32, smoke grenade, 250 rounds of ammunition, and $1000 in cash.
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Three men aged 31 years, 29 years and 24 years of age were arrested and charged on a total of 13 drug property and firearm offences including supply dangerous drug, possession of dangerous drugs, possession restricted drug, possession utensil, receiving tainted property and possession of weapons and possession of ammunition.
A fourth Varsity Lakes man 31 years of age was subject to a drug diversion.
Police will allege one of the men is a current patched member of the Mongols CMG.
Two of the three men were released on watchouse bail to appear at Southport Magistrates Court on 14 January 2015 and 02 February 2015. The third man remains in police custody and will appear in Court tomorrow.
Acting Detective Inspector David Cove of Task Force Maxima said the CMG presence in drug trafficking is long established and well known.
“We are rolling out continuous enforcement actions against these criminal gangs and arresting their members and criminal networks,” he said.
“Today’s arrests are evidence of that campaign and the success that’s being achieved. We have ICE removed from sale and the profit denied to the gangs, firearms seized from their hands and a CMG patched member arrested and charged. The QPS is taking on these gangs right across the State and we are pleased with our progress.”