Bandidos president to lead a 400-strong bikie convoy through Melbourne for annual meeting

THUMPERRRR's picture
  • The Bandidos bikies will ride through Melbourne ahead of Victoria's election day
  • President Jason Addison will convoy 400 members for its annual meeting
  • Victoria will tomorrow decide who governs the state for the next four years
  • Melbourne will have a strong police presence and the bikies will be monitored 

The Bandidos president is set to parade up to 400 bikie gang members through Melbourne today, as Victoria prepares for its state election tomorrow.

National club president Jason Addison will hold the Bandidos annual meeting in Melbourne which kicks off with members convoying through the city to a location in the city's south.

Victoria will tomorrow decide who governs the state for the next four years, and the Victoria Police anti-bikie Echo taskforce will be on the ground monitoring the Bandidos ride ahead of the election.

The Bandidos bikie gang will hold its annual meeting in Melbourne this weekend, which will begin with between 250-400 members convoying through the city to a location in its south

The Bandidos bikie gang will hold its annual meeting in Melbourne this weekend, which will begin with between 250-400 members convoying through the city to a location in its south

Melbourne will have a strong police presence including anti-gang enforcement teams, and bikies involved will be drugs and alcohol tested, have their licence and registration checked and be interrogated over any warrants out for their arrest

Melbourne will have a strong police presence including anti-gang enforcement teams, and bikies involved will be drugs and alcohol tested, have their licence and registration checked and be interrogated over any warrants out for their arrest

All Bandidos figureheads are expected to be involved in the ride, and Police told Daily Mail Australia that critical intelligence on the gang will be collected and shared into a national database.

'Victoria Police is aware of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang run from Friday 23 to Saturday 24 November through Victoria into the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne,' a Victoria Police spokeswoman said.

Officers from interstate anti-bikie taskforces and national anti-gang squads will also have a physical presence in the city.

Bikies involved will be drug and alcohol tested, have their licence and registration checked and be interrogated over any warrants out for their arrest.

The Bandidos meeting will run throughout the weekend with a Victoria Police spokeswoman said the gang would be monitored.

'Our monitoring of OMCGs permits us to respond in an appropriate fashion if and when any risk of violence is anticipated,' she said. 

Police have noticed an increase in the number of national runs in Victoria which is fast-becoming the bikie capital of Australia.

Unlike other states, Victoria allows bikie gangs to ride in unison, but they cannot enter certain establishments wearing their club colours.

Long-term Bandidos president Jason Addison (pictured) will lead the ride through the city

Long-term Bandidos president Jason Addison (pictured) will lead the ride through the city

The Bandidos meeting will run throughout the weekend and Victoria Police Detective Senior Seargent Stephen Pucar, from the anti-bike Echo taskforce, told reporters the gang would be monitored for criminal activity

The Bandidos meeting will run throughout the weekend and Victoria Police Detective Senior Seargent Stephen Pucar, from the anti-bike Echo taskforce, told reporters the gang would be monitored for criminal activity

'It is accurate to say other states have legislation to make it hard for them to ride as a group,' Detective Senior Seargent Stephen Pucar told The Herald Sun.

However, he said that Victoria Police works within the legislation they have and added that it allows them to identify all participants of these events ahead of time, which is a benefit to national intelligence.

Victoria is home to nine out of around 50 Bandidos chapters in Australia and in August the group celebrated its 35 years in the country.

The bikie gang also has a big presence in the US and Europe. 

Victoria is home to around nine out of 50 Bandidos chapters in Australia and in August the group celebrated its 35 years in the country

Victoria is home to around nine out of 50 Bandidos chapters in Australia and in August the group celebrated its 35 years in the country

Rate this article: 
No votes yet
Country: 
Group / Club: 
News Article written by: 
Laura Hedges
Source of News article: 
dailymail.co.uk




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.