POLICE have stormed a bikie’s makeshift clubhouse on the Gold Coast today, seizing $35,000 in cash and $45,000 in drugs.
In continued enforcement action against criminal gangs, detectives from Taskforce Maxima executed simultaneous search warrants at business premises at Carrara and Worongary.
It’s understood part of a convenience store on Kurilpa Street at Worongary was being used as a meeting and defacto clubhouse for the Odins Warriors Criminal Motor Cycle Gang.
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During the search of the property, detectives located approximately 5 kilograms of cannabis worth approximately $45,000, $35,000 in cash, drug paraphernalia and criminal gang paraphernalia associated with the Odin Warriors.
Three men and a woman have been taken into custody and are assisting police with their inquiries.
Police said one man is the owner of the premises and another detained after attempting to flee, allegedly in possession of cannabis suspected to have been purchased from the premises.
Investigations are continuing with charges expected to be laid later in the day.
Taskforce Maxima Detective Inspector Brendan Smith said gang houses are used to plan and conduct criminal activities, as well as to store illegal drugs and criminal proceeds.
“By preventing gang members from attending their gang houses, their criminal activities are disrupted,” Detective Insp Smith said.
“It removes them from the shadows and makes it harder for them to do business.
“Gang members need to understand we will target them ‘anywhere, anytime’.
“We will do everything we can to dismantle their criminal activities and keep the community safe.”