Finks member charged, loaded pistol found after gang’s Illawarra clubhouse raided

Two Finks members have been charged and a loaded pistol seized after police raided what was to become the Illawarra Chapter of the outlaw motorcycle gang’s clubhouse early Thursday.

Police detectives, assisted by the Tactical Operations Unit, Dog Unit, and Strike Force Raptor searched the property at an industrial unit at North Wollongong just after 6am.

The unit was fortified and undergoing renovations apparently to be established as the gang’s clubhouse, police said.

Two men – aged 20 and 34 – were arrested at the location and taken to Wollongong Police Station.

During the search warrant, investigators seized a loaded .22 calibre pistol with a silencer, ammunition, a stolen Toyota Hilux, and Finks OMCG paraphernalia.


Finks Instagram account gives insight into the life of members of the outlaw motorcycle gang

THE Finks MC is one of the most violent outlaw motorcycle gangs in Australia. An Instagram account gives insight to the life of members of the club.

SINCE being founded in Adelaide in 1969, The Finks motorcycle club has grown to become one of the most violent and notorious gangs with chapters all across the country.

A 2012 affidavit filed by the head of Task Force Hydra revealed the strict guidelines members of the gang are forced to follow, which includes things like owning a motorbike that is 650cc or over, banning all women and ensuring only full patch members may have club tattoos.


Alleged high-ranking Finks Outlaw Motorcycle Gang members arrested at Chisholm and Cameron Park under strike force batterson

Two men alleged to be high-ranking members of the Finks have been arrested following police investigations into criminal outlaw motorcycle gang activity in the Hunter.

Police executed search warrants at homes at Chisholm and Cameron Park about 6.30am Friday.

During the search, officers allegedly seized prohibited drugs, cash and a prohibited weapon.

Two men were arrested in relation to investigations into an affray in Maitland in early December.

Officers also conducted five firearm prohibition order searches as part of the operation on members of the Finks, Rebels and Nomads OMCGs.

The operation came as part of Strike Force Batterson, which was jointly established by State Crime Command’s Criminal Group Squad Strike Force Raptor and Northern Region police to investigate violent activity by those associated with Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs in the Hunter.


Bikie enforcer kicked out of two countries in one day

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.


Finks bikie boss 'set his dogs on police officers and punched a cop in the face' just days after he was refused entry to Bali

  • Kosh Radford was arrested on Monday night after allegedly attacking police
  • Radford, president of Finks outlaw bikie gang, allegedly set his dogs on officers
  • The 39-year-old was released on strict conditional bail on Tuesday afternoon
  • Radford's lawyer asked why no footage from the event was submitted to court 
  • Sydney man was denied entry into Bali with his family on Friday by Immigration

The president of one of Australia's most feared bikie gangs was arrested on Monday night after allegedly punching a policeman in the face and setting his dogs on officers. 


We're not as bad as you Fink: Inside the infamous outlaw bikie gang.........

We're not as bad as you Fink: Inside the infamous outlaw bikie gang whose leaders insist they're just 'ordinary blokes' not criminals - so why the face masks then, guys?

  • Fink Motorcycle Club opened their doors to Daily Mail Australia 'to prove they are just normal guys'
  • Club has more than 2000 members and claim strict laws don't detour them from 'being mates'
  • Finks have been active in Sydney for 50 years - but are no longer based out of clubhouses
  • The club's 'gang' status means most of the members are banned from talking to each other, or 'consorting' 
  • Some bikie gangs are involved in drugs, murder, extortion and other organised criminal activity in Australia

Bikie gangs in Sydney: ‘Eric the Wolf’ charged with kidnapping

THE alleged head of the Lone Wolf Bikie gang known as “Eric the Wolf’’ has been arrested and charged with kidnapping a drug dealer who weeks later was shot dead in front of his fiance in Western Sydney.

Erkan Keskin appeared via video link in Central Court yesterday to face a string of charges including kidnapping, lying to the crime commission and demanding menaces with intention to steal.

The charges relate to the alleged kidnapping of Mehmet Yilmaz, 29, prior to his murder outside the home of Commanchero bikie Tayan Chandab at St Marys on September 9 last year. Keskin has not been charged with his murder.

No one has been charged over the murder which is one of eight gangland slayings being investigated by a dedicated Homicide Squad Strike Force known as Osprey.

It was launched days after Mafioso kingpin Pasquale Barbaro was shot dead at Condell Park last November.


Finks bikie Adam Luke Gould found not guilty of Wallsend service station attack

A HIGH-RANKING Finks bikie has been found not guilty of attacking rival outlaw motorcycle gang members with a baseball bat during a wild brawl at a Wallsend service station.

Adam Luke Gould, 32, was acquitted of affray, using an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence and having custody of an implement in a public place in Newcastle Local Court on Tuesday after Magistrate Les Brennan found he could not be certain the person he saw on CCTV footage wielding a baseball bat was the heavily tattooed Mr Gould.

The brawl between the Finks and Nomads erupted about 8.10pm on December 9 last year when the gangs coincidentally arrived at service stations across the road from one another.

CCTV footage played during the hearing showed one of the Finks leading a group across the road towards the Nomads, while another member of the Finks removes a baseball bat from the backseat of his car and puts it down his pants. 


Finks OMCG charged with impersonating inspector in Tamworth pub

Local police have charged a member of the Finks outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) with allegedly impersonating an inspector from the NSW Office of Liquor and Gaming.

Police allege on July 8, a man went to a hotel in South Tamworth, claiming to be visiting for a hotel inspection.

Police will allege in court the 28-year-old man told staff he was an inspector from the Office of Liquor and Gaming.

During the incident, the man allegedly requested to view hotel documentation and made a number of comments about signage and patrons.

After checks with relevant authorities, police were alerted to the incident a short time later and launched an investigation.

Following extensive inquiries, a 28-year-old man was arrested at Tamworth Police Station on Wednesday afternoon.