Anti Gang Squad locates to Taskforce Maxima at Police HQ

THE National Anti Gang Squad has been moved to work alongside Taskforce Maxima at Queensland Police headquarters in Brisbane.

Taskforce Commander Mick Niland said the co-locating of the National Anti Gang Squad (NAGS) to Queensland Police headquarters was an important step for Taskforce Maxima in the national fight against criminal gang activity.

Taskforce Maxima was set up in October 2013 to disrupt, dismantle and eliminate criminal motorcycle gangs from Queensland.


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“The National Anti Gang Squad is a very important part of us targeting and dismantling these criminal gangs,” Detective Superintendent Niland said.

“It is a multi-pronged approach with unprecedented level of cooperation between the Queensland Police Service and Federal agencies including Australian Taxation Office to address the many facets of gang related crime.

“We will be relentless in our efforts against these criminal gangs regardless as to where they are operating in Queensland. This co-location has allowed the intensity of operations to move to the next level.”

The National Anti Gang Squad is made up of members from the Australian Federal Police and State Police forces, Australian Crime Commission, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Australian Taxation Office and Department of Human Services.