JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: Morpheus National Task Force target consorting during Hells Angels OMCG national run

THUMPERRRR's picture

Police from NSW and Victoria conducted a high-visibility cross-border operation targeting members of the Hells Angels outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) at the weekend.


As part of the Morpheus National Task Force targeting OMCG, police established the operation to monitor the activities of a ‘National Run’ by the Hells Angels OMCG from Thursday 9 February to Sunday 12 February 2017.


Officers from NSW Police Force’s Strike Force Raptor and Victoria Police’s Task Force Echo were assisted by officers from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Dog Unit, Mildura Police Command (VIC) and Barrier Local Area Command (NSW).


Police staged vehicle stop locations during the run to enforce consorting legislation and ensure participants complied with road rules and rode in a safe manner.


Five people – including a member of the Hells Angel OMCG – were arrested in Mildura following a number of incidents in Mildura on Saturday (11 February 2017), which included a number of scuffles throughout the CBD. Three men and one woman were treated for minor injuries.


The OMCG member has been released pending further inquiries, while the other three men and a woman received penalty notices.


Two other members of the OMCG were charged and bailed in relation to outstanding warrants.


Three men were also arrested in NSW during the operation, with a 27-year-old prospect from the Northern Territory was charged with possess knife in a public place, a 43-year-old member from the Northern Territory was charged with drive while suspended, and a 23-year-old associate from South Australia was charged with driving unlicensed.


They will all face a NSW court at a later date.


During the operation, police also served a firearms prohibition order (FPO), issued 28 consorting warnings, 35 NSW traffic infringements, numerous VIC traffic infringements, and five defect notices.


Officers also conducted more than 100 random breath tests, and numerous random drug tests, with 10 returning a positive result.


Due to level of enforcement, the planned ride was cancelled.


National Task Force Morpheus, a joint initiative of all Australian law enforcement agencies, was formed in September 2014 to target all OMCGs that pose a risk to our community.

Agencies involved in Operation Morpheus include the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), Australian Border Force, Australian Federal and State Police and the Australian Tax Office (ATO).

Rate this article: 
No votes yet
Source of News article:

Related Articles

Elk Hunt   Fly Fishing Guide
  Silver Stock
  Biker News

Disclaimer: The opinions in this article are solely those of the writer, and may not reflect the beliefs of anyone at the Biker News Network/Outlaw Biker World. This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of political, human rights, economic, democracy, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and is accessible on this site or through this service, you may notify our copyright agent, as set forth in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA). For your complaint to be valid under the DMCA, it must meet certain criteria, and you must Click Here to contact acting agent.