FRESH arrests by Queensland’s renowned anti-bikie taskforce has sent another strong message to Outlaw Motor Cycle Gangs and their associates – get out now or suffer the consequences.
An ongoing investigation led by the Organised Crime Gangs Group into the fraudulent issuing of motorcycle licence competency certificates has this week seen more charges laid against the two principal operators.
It is alleged the two men were accredited Q-Ride trainers connected to a motorcycle training business that operated in the Beenleigh area. They have been charged with one count each of misconduct in relation to public office.
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Ten of the applicant riders are alleged to have been patched members of the Hells Angels, Nomads, Bandidos and Comancheros.
The latest charges bring the total arrest figure for the investigation to 23 people on over 100 offences.
Since its inception, Taskforce Maxima has arrested 3457 people on 9988 offences, seized more than $18 million in cash and assets, $13.3 million in drugs, including more than $3.5 million in ICE, and taken more than 320 weapons off the street.
Police Minister Mark Ryan said Police and the Palaszczuk Government will continue the relentless pursuit of organised criminal gangs until Queensland has been cleansed of them.
“We will not let up until we have driven out or destroyed the criminal OMCG culture in Queensland,” Mr Ryan said.
“We now have the toughest and most effective organised crime legislation in Australia and last month we confirmed our commitment to the permanent establishment of Taskforce Maxima and more resources.
“Our laws – including new anti-consorting laws introduced in March – are working and the continuing disruption and dismantling of OMCGs across the state is proof.”