Feds roll out anti-bikie crackdown

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The Federal Government has announced that the National Anti-Gangs Squad (NAGS) is now established in the ACT.

The move adds to the NAGS Strike Teams in NSW, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia, and Liaison Officers in Tasmania and the Northern Territory.

Federal Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan said the move meant there was now a NAGS presence in all Australian States and Territories.

He said NAGS was a multi-Agency initiative led by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) that targeted organised crime groups and outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMCGs), cracking down on gang-related criminal activity.

Canberra added to NAGS network

Mr Keenan said it brought together the resources and expertise of Federal and State Agencies to cooperate and share information to identify, target, disrupt and deter gang-related crime.

The Minister said a NAGS Liaison Officer was now embedded in ACT Policing’s Taskforce Nemesis.

“The addition of a NAGS Liaison Officer within Taskforce Nemesis will enhance the detection, deterrence and disruption of gang-related crime, making the streets safer for everyone,” Mr Keenan said.

He said since August 2014, the Taskforce had executed 131 search warrants, seizing firearms, weapons, cash, drugs and anabolic steroids.

The Minister said it had also brought more than 74 OMCG members before the courts for 224 offences, with 68 per cent returning a guilty verdict.

Mr Keenan said three OMCGs operated within the ACT and, in the past year, shots had been fired into a number of residential premises and a tattoo shop in Tuggeranong was the victim of an arson attack.

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