A patch member of the Hells Angels bikie gang has been charged with weapons offences after a traffic stop on the Gold Coast.
Offices pulled over a black BMW on the Gold Coast Highway on Thursday night and allegedly found a dangerous drug, three knives, including one branded with Hells Angels insignia, a spiked knuckle duster and a meat cleaver.
The 41-year-old man was arrested and charged at the Southport Magistrates Court with one count each of possess knife in a public place, possess category M weapon and possess dangerous drug.
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In a separate investigation, a 29-year-old Ipswich man was arrested on drug and weapons charges.
The man is a manager at a Rocklea-based transport firm and his arrest follows an investigation into allegations of methylamphetamine supply and use by employees of the company.
Officers from Taskforce Maxima executed search warrants on a South Ripley home, a Rocklea office and a private motor vehicle.
A small quantity of methylamphetamine, a number of mobile telephones and a range of drug-related items were seized. Also located were a number of weapons including a handheld electronic stun gun and a replica hand gun.
Acting Detective Inspector Jason Gough said that the use of amphetamine type substances within the transport industry was an ongoing concern.
”In previous days, two drivers from this particular company have tested positive for methylamphetamine during roadside testing. Our investigations are continuing to identify and disrupt organised crime links to this activity,” he said.