Gold Coast man, 21, charged with ‘Habitual Consorting’

An alleged former member of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang has been charged with habitual consorting under the State Government’s new Serious and Organised Crime legislation.

The 21-year-old was arrested after officers executed a search warrant on a home at Upper Coomera on Saturday.

It’s understood the man was charged after he was previously issued two official warnings not to consort with recognised offenders.


“It is further alleged he has continued to consort with recognised offenders identified in the previous official warning notices,” Qld police said in a statement.

The young man appeared in Southport Magistrates Court this morning where he was given strict bail conditions to reappear on August 30.

“The habitual consorting charge carries a potential three years imprisonment and is intended to disrupt and prevent serious criminal activity by deterring recognised offenders from establishing, maintaining or expanding criminal networks,” Detective Acting Chief Superintendent Roger Lowe of State Crime Command’s Organised Crime Gangs Group said.

“Persons convicted of the offence can have control orders imposed by the courts. Those issued should understand the implications of disregarding warning notices.”