Nightclub boss arrives on the Gold Coast to face drug charges


Part-owner of Club LIV arrives on the Gold Coast ahead of his court appearance on Thursday. IMAGE: Twitter

THE alleged kingpin behind a multimillion dollar drug syndicate found operating within the Surfers Paradise nightclub industry has landed at Gold Coast airport ahead of his court appearance on Thursday.

Part-owner of Club LIV nightclub and accused ringleader of the sophisticated operation, 43-year-old Ivan Tesic was arrested in Sydney on Friday following a 19 month long investigation.


He was just one of 152 people arrested during the biggest drug blitz to ever hit the city, Operation Kilo Fraction.

His Orchid Avenue club was raided over the weekend and exposed as being central to the distribution of drugs in the city.

Allegedly associated with the Bandidos, Rebels, Finks and Lone Wolf criminal motorcycle gangs, he was charged under the Queensland government’s new Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Bill 2013.

Police traveled to New South Wales earlier this week and applied for Tesic to be extradited back to Queensland.

He touched down on the Gold Coast around 3.30pm on Wednesday and was transported to the Southport Watchhouse where he will spend the night before facing Southport Magistrates Court on Thursday.