Bikies extradited to Queensland for threatening prison officers

TWO alleged bikies have been located in New South Wales and arrested following a run-in with prison officers at the Woodford Correctional Facility.

It’s understood the pair were denied entry in to the facility earlier this month as they tried to visit people inside.

Police claim the Lone Wolves Criminal Motor Cycle Gang members then threatened, abused and attempted to intimidate the on-duty correctional officers.


They’re also accused of preventing the correctional officers from performing their official duties.

About 7am on Wednesday, an off duty Tweed/Byron officer saw the two men at a Tweed Coast fitness facility and notified other NSW Police.

Officers from Tweed Heads Target Action Group, detectives and general duties officers attended the facility where they arrested both men.

They were sent to Murwillumbah where they were placed before the Local Court.

Detectives from Taskforce Maxima travelled to Murwillumbah and made a successful application for their extradition.

A 34-year-old Tweed Heads man and a 32-year-old Bogangar man have each been charged with obstructing a public official in the execution of their duty.

Taskforce Maxima’s Detective Inspector Brendan Smith said police will not tolerate criminal motorcycle gangs using bullying behaviour to commit offences and to get their way.

“This type behaviour will not be tolerated – gang members need to understand this.

“Today’s arrests sends a message to gang members that hiding in other jurisdictions does not prevent them from facing the consequences of their actions.

“We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to ensure those who threaten the Queensland community are brought before the courts.”