Two more men charged over ‘conspiracy to murder’ former Gold Coast bikie

HOMICIDE detectives have charged two more men over the 2015 conspiracy to murder former Gold Coast bikie member Ricky Ciano.

Ciano’s body was found in the back of his luxury car in Oberon, NSW on Valentine’s Day last year.

The 35-year-old’s death came just over a year after he survived another attempt on his life in 2015.


Investigators had previously charged a now 29-year-old man over the alleged conspiracy to murder Ciano at a home on the Central Coast on Monday 17 August 2015.

However following further investigations, Homicide Squad detectives arrested two men aged 25 and 29 at corrections facilities at Newcastle and Goulburn yesterday.

Both men were charged with conspire and agree to murder.

They appeared at local court and remain in custody to re-appear at Burwood Local Court on Thursday 7 June.

Homicide Squad Commander, Detective Superintendent Scott Cook, said investigations are very much ongoing.

“The Homicide Squad is working side-by-side with Strike Force Raptor and pursuing a number of lines of inquiry relating to the chapter’s activities,” Det Supt Cook said.

“This includes a strong focus on the links between groups, as well as those who associate with and between the groups.”

Det Supt Cook said a separate investigation is being conducted into the circumstances surrounding Mr Ciano’s death in 2017.

“Strike Force Kiaka was established after Mr Ciano’s body was located in his car at Oberon on Valentine’s Day in 2017,” Det Supt Cook said.

“We are continuing to piece together his movements over the weekend, but based on the information we have gathered, the conspiracy is not related to his death.”