UPDATE: Police have uncovered more cash, handguns, a machine gun, ammunition and steroids in raids held across the Gold Coast today.
Following the arrest of a member of the Hells Angels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) overnight, detectives from Taskforce Maxima, executed additional search warrants on safety deposit boxes at Labrador and Southport today.
During the raids police discovered a machine gun pistol, 5 handguns (1 revolver & 4 semi-automatics), a silencer, $10,000 (US)cash, $590,200 cash and approximately 300 grams of a crystal substance believed to be ICE (valued in excess of $100,000).
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Detective Acting Superintendent Brendan Smith from Task Force Maxima said: “Todays efforts truly demonstrates the organised nature of these gangs. In two days we have seized approximately $800,000 in cash, drugs and taken six dangerous weapons off the street. One can only imagine the harm these weapons, particularly the machine gun could have caused in the community.”
EARLIER: A STASH of drugs, cash and bikie paraphernalia has allegedly been uncovered in a major Police sting on the Gold Coast.
On Tuesday night, detectives from Task Force Maxima and State Crime Command carried out search warrants in Robina and Bundall, targeting the Hells Angels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG).
They allegedly found a quantity of steroids, restricted drugs, drug paraphernalia, weapon parts, over 300 rounds ammunition, false drivers licences, Hells Angels paraphernalia, gold (valued at $10,400), $2000 cash (Euros) and $183,000 cash at property on Pehaligon Way in Robina and storage sheds in Racecourse Drive and Slayter Avenue in Bundall.
Two vehicles were also seized for examination.
A 33-year-old Robina man, a patched member of the Hells Angels OMCG, was arrested and charged with a string of drug, fraud and weapons offences.
He is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court this morning.
“The location of false identities and significant sums of money provides evidence of the extent and organised nature of the crime committed by these gangs,” Acting Detective Superintendent Brendan Smith from Task Force Maxima said.
“We will continue to use all resources available to us in an effort to stop crime and these gangs need to understand this. While they are involved in crime will continue to target them.”