Bikie president arrested hours after prison release

THE NATIONAL president of the Comanchero Criminal Motorcycle Gang will remain behind bars after facing court this morning following his arrest at the Gold Coast Airport on Monday night.

Mark Buddle, 29, from New South Wales was arrested on an existing warrent by officers from Taskforce Maxima when he landed at the airport for a summer holiday with his family.

He was transported to the Southport Watchhouse where he was charged for allegedly threatening to kill a Gold Coast police officer following an extradition arrest in December 2012


It is understood Buddle was only released on bail in NSW on Monday, just hours before boarding a plane to Queensland.

Detective Inspector Brendan Smith of Taskforce Maxima stated, “This arrest and the ongoing conduct of gang leaders provides another example of unlawful activity carried by these Criminal Gangs and the threat they pose to community safety.

“The arrest sends a message to Gang members that unlawful actions will not be tolerated and enforcement action will be taken at every opportunity, regardless as to where they reside.”

He was remanded in custody following his appearance in Southport Magistrates Court this morning and will return via videolink on February 19.