Three Gold Coast men are among several members and associates of the Lone Wolf bikie gang charged in relation to a violent kidnapping and robbery in Ipswich last year.
A number of men are alleged to have forced their way into premises at Raceview on October 25 last year before kidnapping a 55-year-old man and 40-year-old woman.
The man was viciously bashed and left for dead in nearby bushland while the woman managed to raise the alarm at a nearby farmhouse despite having her hands zip-tied and her mouth covered in duct tape.
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Investigations revealed the attack was linked to the Lone Wolf gang.
Police arrested a 41-year-old Helensvale man at Coomera this afternoon, charging him with 16 offences including armed robbery, assault, extortion and kidnapping.
He will front court on Saturday.
A 25-year-old man was arrested following a raid on a home at Robina on July 14 and was charged with the same 16 offences along with drug and firearms offences.
A 34-year-old Southport man, who is currently behind bars, was given a Notice to Appear on the same charges.
A 40-year-old Sydney man was extradited to Queensland on Wednesday and faced the Brisbane Magistrate Court on the same 16 charges yesterday.
Detective Acting Chief Superintendent Denzil Clark, State Crime Command, said the arrests were the result of the dedication and exhaustive policing work undertaken by of all officers involved in this complex investigation.
“This has been a protracted investigation with close cooperation between specialist detectives and regional police, in conjunction with New South Wales Police, highlighting our officers’ unwavering commitment to solving this violent crime and seeing those responsible brought to justice,” Detective Acting Chief Superintendent Clark said.
“This was a serious, vicious and premeditated attack and this investigation outcome should serve as a strong warning to gang members that violence and criminal behaviour will not be tolerated.
“Police are continuing, through a range of capabilities, to take a very strong approach against outlaw motorcycle gangs and any offending will be investigated with those responsible made to face the full force of the law.”
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