Police target Bandidos in Pacific Pines

drugs and guns bandidos 350x500A HOME in Pacific Pines has been the latest target in the on-going war against criminal motorcycles gangs.

Police conducted a raid at the address on Thursday, targetting the networks of the Bandidos Criminal Motor Cycle gang.

A semi-automatic pistol, ammunition and silencer as well as a small amount of ICE, teroids and drug utensils were al found.


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A 42-year-old Pacific Pines man was arrested and charged as a result.

He’s charged with possession of a concealable firearm, possession of a restricted weapon (silencer), possession of explosives and Possession of a dangerous drug.

He was bailed to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on August 13.

Detective Acting Superintendent Brendan Smith of Task Force Maxima was happy with the result.

“The unlawful possession of a semi-automatic handgun fitted with a silencer provides a clear picture of the criminality of these gangs. I am at loss to provide any lawful reason to possess such a weapon. The the unlawful possession of firearms are a clear threat to the Queensland community. Instances like the shooting at the Robina Shopping centre provide an ample illustration of the possible consequences.”

“Today’s actions show how the QPS, AFP and Australian Customs work together to keep our community safe. The intelligence and efforts of our Commonwealth partners are important to our success and accordingly we will continue to work together,” he said.