Eight members and associates of the Mongols bikie gang have been arrested after raids across south-east Queensland, including on the Gold Coast.
Officers executed search warrants at homes and businesses in Southport, Paradise Point, Narangba, Rochedale and Carina yesterday.
The raids were part of a national day of action against the Mongols with Police in each state and territory involved in the operation.
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Queensland Police seized a range of drugs in the raids including drugs including steroids, cocaine, hallucinogens and prescription medication.
Ammunition, cash and Mongols paraphernalia was also found.
As part of the operation, Corrective Services officers also searched the cells of 29 prisoners and five jails across Queensland.
Police have charged eight people with a total of 18 drug, weapons and explosives-related offences.
Acting Assistant Commissioner Katherine Innes said the co-ordinated operation was crucial in helping to disrupt the activities of outlaw motorcycle gangs.
“These ongoing activities are based on real time intelligence, and in response to anti-social and violent behaviour by gang members, which impacts the safety of the community,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Innes said.
“OMCGs typically attract and recruit criminals and the Mongols are not a group of people innocently riding motorcycles. They have a history of violence and links to established criminal networks.
“We will continue to work collaboratively with our state, territory and Commonwealth partners to take action at every opportunity to dismantle and disrupt the illegal, anti-social and violent behaviours associated with OMCGs.”
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