THE alleged crime boss behind the Gold Coast’s party drug scene and part-owner of one of the city’s hottest nightclubs will spend Easter behind bars after his bail application was adjourned to next Tuesday.
If granted, bail will be set at $2 million for accused drug lord Ivan Tesic, 40, who was labelled as big a flight risk as notorious gangland figure Tony Mokbel.
Tesic was arrested in April during the biggest drug bust to ever hit the Glitter Strip which allegedly stopped $26 million worth of drugs from hitting the streets.
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Police allege he possesses multiple homes and luxury cars without evidence of regular income and further allege he used Club Liv nightclub – in which he part owns – to distribute cocaine to party goers.
Tesic is just one of 152 people, including 37 alleged bikies and associates, who have been arrested during the 19-month long police operation.
It’s alleged the nightclub identity has past connections with the Hells Angels Criminal Motorcycle Gang and, if found guilty, will face an extra 25 years in prison on top of his sentence under Queensland’s new and controversial VLAD legislation.