“There is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide,” that’s the message from police following a crackdown on members and associates of the Hells Angels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang.
Several people were arrested and charged on Wednesday following a number of raids on the Gold Coast and in Logan as part of a ‘Day of Action’ against the outlaw motorcycle group.
Police executed search warrants at homes on Harley Drive in Burleigh Heads, Darnay Road in Broadbeach Waters, Cornell Court in Varsity Lakes, Starling Street in Loganlea and Holder Street in Loganholme.
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During the raids, a 44-year-old Burleigh Heads man and Gold Coast chapter president was given a notice to appear to answer the charge of possess prohibited item, wear a prohibited item in a public place and consorting.
A 42-year-old Broadbeach Waters man was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon (handgun), possess dangerous drugs, possess explosives (ammunition) and unlawful possession of a weapon (knuckledusters) and a 66-year-old Varsity Lakes man was charged with three drug-related offences and drug diverted.
In Logan, the 31-year-old Logan chapter president was arrested and charged with possession of dangerous drugs (steroids), unlawful possession of weapon, unlawful possession of explosives (ammunition) and possess utensils, while a 43-year-old man was charged with two counts of produce dangerous drugs.
A 30-year-old Loganholme woman was also given a notice to appear to answer two counts of the charge produce dangerous drugs.
Police Minister Mark Ryan said officers will continue to relentlessly target members and associates of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gang across the state to “disrupt, dismantle and prosecute criminal activity.”
“The message from police to criminals is clear,” Minister Ryan said.
“There is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.
“The Queensland Police Service and its specialist anti-gang taskforce will never stop disrupting and dismantling criminal networks.”