Hells Angels bikie walking on Gold Coast Highway with $40k stashed in pillowcase

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(video)--A HELLS Angels bikie has walked free from Southport Watchhouse after police allegedly found him walking along Gold Coast Highway at Miami with more than $40,000 cash in a pillowcase.

Police say just before 10am on Saturday, officers located the man carrying the cash and a key to a rental car.

A HELLS Angel bikie has been charged after police found him walking along the Gold Coast Highway at Miami with more than $40,000 is cash in a pillowcase. Picture: Queensland Police.

Officers from Palm Beach station later found the car outside an address in Miami and officers from Taskforce Maxima searched the vehicle to discover about 500 grams of ice and a further $75,000 in cash hidden in the padding of the back seat of the car.

The 36-year-old man was charged with one count of possess dangerous drug and two counts of possess tainted property.

After a brief appearance in Southport Magistrates Court this afternoon, Lee Aaron Philip Pereira was released on bail.

A man has been charged after ICE was located in a rental car. Picture: Queensland Police

Detective Inspector Phillip Stevens said the Saturday morning arrest was a “significant concern”.

“The seizure of 500 grams of ice and a significant amount of cash on a confirmed Hells Angels member on a Saturday morning in the middle of the Gold Coast is a significant concern,” he said.

“OMCGs and crime gangs need to understand that the focus on their criminal activities is coming from all of the QPS and that this attention is relentless.”

The man is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court this morning.

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