Detectives from Taskforce Maxima have extradited a 27-year-old man from Sydney to face drug trafficking charges in Queensland.
The alleged Mongols OMCG member appeared in the Sydney Central Court on Thursday and was remanded in custody to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today.
Police from Strike Force Raptor in New South Wales arrested the man in Sydney yesterday at the request of Taskforce Maxima detectives as a part of Operation Lima Interlude.
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Police allege he trafficked methylamphetamine, cocaine, MDMA, steroids and cannabis.
He is charged with one count of trafficking in dangerous drugs.
Police also allege he is a vicious lawless associate under section 5 of the Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Act 2013 (VLAD).
Acting Detective Inspector Tim Leadbetter of Taskforce Maxima said this arrest shows the commitment of the Queensland Police Service to focus on outlaw motorcycle gangs and to take appropriate action in any state.
“This arrest shows that Operation Lima Interlude is continuing to locate and prosecute outstanding offenders in other jurisdictions,” he said.
“The cooperation received from New South Wales Police played a crucial role in this arrest.”
Operation Lima Interlude has now made 148 arrests on 376 charges, including 31 people charged with drug trafficking. The operation is continuing with further arrests expected.