Qld trio held in jail over extortion ring

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THREE men allegedly involved in a bikie drug and extortion racket will remain behind bars for now.

The trio was arrested in dawn raids on the Gold Coast on Monday.

Alleged Hells Angels members Christopher Bloomfield, 23, and Rhys Tracey Mirkin, 30, were remanded in custody at the Southport Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Suspected gang associate Brady Van Rooigen, 25, was also remanded in custody.

Police say they were involved in supplying the drug ice and threatening others with violence to recover debts.

One victim was bashed and others were forced to hand over their cars, according to detectives.

The trio is facing extortion, drugs and association charges while Bloomfield and Van Rooigen are also charged with assault.

Bloomfield was once a promising rugby league player who was included in the Gold Coast Titans' junior squad.

None of the men applied for bail and their cases were adjourned until July 4.

In an unrelated case a 35-year-old suspected bikie associate was extradited to Brisbane from Adelaide on Tuesday.

Police allege the Lone Wolves associate fled the Gold Coast last year after helping hold a 24-year-old man to ransom.

The victim's mother allegedly had to give the gang $1000 to free her son, who had ran up a large drug debt.

The extradited man is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

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