Sat
02
Dec

Ontario Hells Angel gets bail on N.S. conspiracy charges

A member of the Hells Angels from Ontario has been granted bail on drug-related charges he faces in Nova Scotia.

Mark David Heickert, 48, of Orillia was arrested in Ontario a month ago during a series of police raids against the outlaw motorcycle gang.

Heickert and an Eastern Shore man — Paul Francis Monahan, 61, of Ostrea Lake — are jointly charged with four counts of conspiracy to traffic cocaine and one of conspiracy to possess proceeds of crime.

The Crown consented to Heickert’s release this past week in Dartmouth provincial court on a $15,000 recognizance that included a cash deposit of $10,000.

Judge Alanna Murphy ordered Heickert to remain in Ontario except when attending court and to report to a police officer in Nova Scotia by telephone every Monday and Friday.

Fri
01
Dec

Extortion and threats reign in motorcycle club No Surrender: former members

Three former members of outlaw motorcycle club No Surrender decided to break the club's code of silence and tell their story to the Telegraaf and the police. They paint a scary picture of the club enriching itself by expelling members in order to extort them, debts of members being recovered from their family and friends, and recruitment specifically for drug connections. 

"Every crook can become a member of No Surrender, you do not even have to have a motorcycle license", one former member said to the newspaper. "I was interesting because I have contacts in the drug world. They hoped that through me they'd be able to more cheaply trade larger parties of narcotics." He added that the club tries to get a foothold in other countries by opening chapters, to secure its drug route. 

Thu
30
Nov

Bikie gang member to face Bathurst court on counterfeit charges

A MEMBER of the Comanchero outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) will appear in Bathurst Local Court charged with fraud and counterfeit cash offences.

Earlier this year, the Gangs Squad’s Strike Force Raptor began investigations into the cultivation and supply of cannabis in the Central West.

On Wednesday, August 23, Strike Force Raptor – assisted by the Public Order and Riot Squad - executed a search warrant at a home at Oberon where they seized numerous items, including counterfeit currency.

A 45-year-old man was charged at the time with drug and firearms offences.

Following further inquiries, the 45-year-old man was arrested by Strike Force Raptor at Bathurst police station on Wednesday, November 15.

Mon
27
Nov

Police raid Tribesmen MC properties looking for drugs

Police are searching several properties in Canterbury as part of an investigation into suspected drug dealing by Tribesmen Motorcycle gang members. 

Detective Senior Sergeant Jason Stewart confirmed police, including members of the armed offenders squad, raided properties in central Christchurch and Ohoka and Sefton, both in North Canterbury, about 7am on Tuesday.

"We are doing search warrants . . . in relation to the Tribesmen MC and more specifically in relation to the dealing of methamphetamine," Stewart said.

Stewart said more information would be released on Tuesday afternoon.

The Tribesmen MC is a relatively new gang to Christchurch. It is understood it recently bolstered its numbers by patching over members of another gang.

Sun
26
Nov

Outlaw Motorcycle Gang “smitten” with Tasmania after weekend’s national run in Devonport

The Bandidos will try to meet the Mayor of Devonport today for a “debrief” about the bikie gang’s national ride at the weekend.

The national spokesman for the Bandidos, who goes by the name Grey Norman, said he would seek out a meeting with Steve Martin to canvass his thoughts on the club’s presence during the run.

The national run, which kicked off Friday morning in Devonport, came under close scrutiny by local and interstate police.

Bandidos started arriving last week ahead of the ride which peaked with about 250 members this weekend.

About 140 were expected to depart aboard the Spirit of Tasmania last night with others leaving via flights over coming days.

Police, who conducted a tight monitoring operation and had liaised with the Bandidos leadership for months before the ride, said there were no major incidents over the weekend.

Sun
26
Nov

NSW Cops follow Bandidos to Tasmania and back

THEY once roared along NSW highways in their hundreds, inspiring anxiety as they brazenly sported their bikie colours in an act of defiance to the police and public.

But the once infamous and fear-inducing annual national bikie run is now all but dead with the Bandidos the latest outlaw motor cycle gang to be run out of town by dedicated NSW cops.

And when at one time hundreds of bad boy bikies had virtual free rein across thousands of kilometres of Australian roads, they are now confined to a remote 45km stretch of bitumen on the north coast of Tasmania.

Tough 2012 anti-consorting laws designed to target the gangs ban people from associating with two or more convicted criminals, and the aggressive tactics of NSW Police’s anti-bikie Strikeforce Raptor have resulted in the outlaws having to travel more than 1300km to saddle up for their once vaunted rite of passage in Tassie.

Fri
24
Nov

Marc Bordage, one of Quebec's most wanted, nabbed in downtown Montreal

Marc Bordage was one of nine people were never found during Operation SharQc, a roundup of more than 100 biker gang members in April 2009.

A man who was on the lam for more than eight years was arrested in downtown Montreal on Thursday.

Numerous reports said the Sûreté du Québec arrested Marc Bordage on Thursday afternoon, though the police force would not confirm his name when asked. Bordage was one of nine people never found during Operation SharQc, a roundup of more than 100 biker gang members in April 2009.

He was apprehended near Phillips Square by SQ officers with the help of the Montreal Police special weapons and tactical squad.

Thu
23
Nov

Tasmania Police monitor Bandidos as national run begins on Bass Highway

Tasmania Police has advised the public that a large group of Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Club members have hit the road on Bass Highway this morning. 

The group have departed Devonport on the way to Burnie as part of their national run visit to Tasmania with police closely monitoring the 200 or so members.

Tasmania Police said stated a large group of motorcyclists can be intimidating to many members of the public and its aim was to minimise disruption to commuters and the general public.

Wed
22
Nov

OMCG member arrested in connection to the murder of Johnny Salafia, NSW

A member of the Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) has been arrested by detectives investigating the murder of Johnny Salafia near Ulladulla, NSW Police say.

Police and emergency services were called to a home on Kings Point Drive, Kings Point, about 10.30pm on Sunday 23 June 2013, following reports of a shooting.

On arrival, officers located the body of 38-year-old, Johnny Salafia, at the front door. He had been shot in the head and chest.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad and Shoalhaven Local Area Command established Strike Force Hobler to investigate the circumstances surrounding Mr Salafia’s death.

Following extensive inquiries, Strike Force Hobler detectives, with the assistance of Strike Force Raptor and the Public Order and Riot Squad, executed a search warrant at a home at Surfside, north of Batemans Bay, about 6am today (Thursday 23 November 2017).

Wed
22
Nov

Gangland figure Toby Mitchell due for prison release

GANGLAND figure and former bikie enforcer Toby Mitchell was due for release from prison this week.

The Herald Sun understands Mitchell has spent much of his jail term in Fulham Prison, near Sale, in Gippsland.

His stint behind bars was incident-free and he was regarded as a model prisoner.

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Several sources confirmed that Mitchell’s was to be released this week.

He was jailed in June, 2016, for serious drug offences.

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