Bikie enforcer kicked out of two countries in one day

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Possibly with his Fink tail already firmly between his legs after being refused entry to a gang holiday in Bali, bikie enforcer Jesse Johnston got off a plane at Sydney Airport only to be met by more authorities.

This time the 22-year-old, who likes to go by the social media moniker Alphonse Fink, denied he was a member of one of the most feared bikie gangs in Australia and just wanted to head home to the Central Coast.

But, after Australian Border Force officials found clothing sporting the gang's distinct "rat Fink" emblem, Johnston was told his entry was being denied and he was deported to his native New Zealand.

Because, despite his denials, Johnston had been quickly moving through the national ranks of the Finks and, despite his age, was already the sergeant-at-arms of the gang's Newcastle chapter.

However, Johnston's double knock-back on Monday is not isolated.

Along with a second Finks member was also deported upon his return from Indonesia on Monday, authorities have kicked 160 bikies out of the country in the past three years.

Tougher laws introduced in November 2014 gave authorities more power to revoke residency visas and deport troublesome bikies.

It has included former Rebels boss Alex Vella, who was in charge of the gang for four decades before his residency was revoked while he was visiting his native Malta.

Although not willing to comment on individual cases, a Department of Immigration and Border Protection spokeswoman said the government remained "committed to protecting the Australian community from those involved in serious and significant criminal activity, including outlaw motorcycle gangs".

"General visa cancellation provisions under the Migration Act 1958 allow for visa cancellation on a number of grounds including non-compliance with visa conditions, or where the presence of the visa holder in Australia is or may be a risk to the health, safety or good order of the Australian community," the spokeswoman said in a statement.

"Non-citizens who do not hold a valid visa will be liable for removal from Australia."

The reasons for deporting Johnston remain unclear, however it is understood state police had been made aware of plans by the Finks to arrive in Indonesia en masse.

Strict anti-consorting laws had stopped many members from meeting, and it is understood the gang's senior hierarchy believed meeting in Bali would circumvent any problems.

The gang already has a strong foothold in the country, including a local chapter comprising of Indonesian members.

Scores of members and their families had travelled to Indonesia for the catch-up.

However, Indonesian authorities were made aware of the planned convergence and met many of the Finks members and their families at international airports.

At least four members were sent straight back to Australia, including Johnston and the national president Kosh Radford.

Johnston and a second member were then denied entry back into Australia.

Johnston, a former kickboxer who had emigrated across the Tasman at least three years ago, had a partner based in the Hunter and is understood to have had plans to remain in Australia for life.

Since his deportation, Johnston has posted several photographs on social media including one of him on a motorcycle stating "I love all my brothers Fink pride worldwide" and a second where he appears to be in an Indonesian bar with other members.

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