Hells Angels bikies targeted in cross-border police operation

Up to 150 OMCG members and associates have been stopped and searched during a cross border run from Queensland into New South Wales.

Police conducted a mass vehicle stop at the intersection of Unumgar Street and Richmond Road at Woodenbong, and conducted 70 random breath tests, 30 drug tests and 69 bike and person searches.

As a result of the operation, dubbed Operation Chappell, a prohibited weapon was seized and, 21 defects and 50 traffic infringement notices were issued.


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A 40-year-old man was also issued a Future Court Attendance Notice for offensive language.

Detective Chief Inspector Brendon Cullen said the joint operation was aimed to disrupt any potential criminal activity on the cross-border run.

“The NSW Police Force will remain vigilant when it comes to the behaviour and activities of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs, particularly when the safety of the community is at risk,” Det Chief Inspector Cullen said.

“Illegal activity will not be tolerated, and we will continue to work with our partner agencies when necessary to target all levels of criminal activity.

“These guys aren’t just misunderstood blokes who like to ride bikes together and raise money for charity. They’re often involved in serious criminal activity.

“Any time OMCGs conduct these runs across the border they can expect this sort of reception.”

Operation Chappell comprised the NSW Police Force, Queensland Police Service and Australian Federal Police.

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