A Hells Angels associate has been charged after police found huge amounts of ice, drug making equipment and weapons at a Gold Coast property.
Officers initially conducted a vehicle search after it was intercepted at Reedy Creek last Thursday.
Following the seizure of the vehicle, officers found a quantity of methylamphetamine concealed within the vehicle – believed to have been transported from Sydney.
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Police were then able to execute a search warrant at the Gold Coast address of a member of the Hells Angels, where they seized computer equipment.
On Sunday April 14, detectives executed a second search warrant at a Burleigh Heads address – linked to the driver of the vehicle.
Here they located a large amount of equipment used to make MDMA, as well as huge amounts of methylamphetamine and cannabis plants.
12 kilograms of methylamphetamine was seized – believed to be valued at $1,440,000.
Detectives also located a stash of firearms, ammunition and a grenade, as well as Hells Angels paraphernalia.
The 67-year-old man from Varsity Lakes and associate of the Hells Angels was today charged with possession of drugs, trafficking drugs and possessing things used in commission of an offence.
He is due to face Southport court tomorrow.
Acting Detective Inspector Jacquelyn McLeod says detectives from the Gold Coast Major Organised Crime Squad will continue to work with partner agencies to detect cross border organised crime syndicates targeting the Gold Coast Community.
“Together, we will continue to proactively target those involved in the illicit supply and production of dangerous drugs within our community,” Acting Detective Inspector Jacquelyn McLeod said.
AFP Detective Superintendent Melissa Northam from the National Anti-Gangs Squad says the AFP will continue to work with its law enforcement partners to tackle organised crime syndicates attempting to bring illicit drugs into our communities.
“Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs should see this arrest as another clear example that no matter what method of importation they attempt to bring these harmful substances into Australia, law enforcement agencies are willing to pursue them and make them face the full force of the law.”