Sat
18
Nov

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.

Tue
14
Nov

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. 

Thu
12
Oct

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
 
Fri
29
Sep

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.

Tue
20
Jun

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. 

Thu
18
Aug

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.

Mon
27
Jun

Task Force Maxima arrest Finks OMCG member following carpark assault, Carrara

24-year-old Biggera Waters man and member of the Finks OMCG has been charged following the assault of a male driver in a market carpark in Carrara yesterday.

About 12pm yesterday a man drove into the carpark and cut off a female driver. The man waved an apology to the woman before she returned the wave and let the man proceed to his park.

Another man has then approached the vehicle, reached inside and has allegedly repeatedly punched the man in the face. A female sitting in the passenger’s seat also received a strike to the arm as she tried to intervene.

The offender has then walked to a motorcycle and ridden from the carpark.

Task Force Maxima detectives later arrested the man at a Biggera Waters address. He was charged with one count each of assault occasioning bodily harm, common assault,  unlawful entry of a motor vehicle and possess category M weapon (flick knife).

He will appear in the Southport Magistrates Court today.

Fri
01
Apr

Man alleged to be treasurer of Finks bikie gang arrest in Gold Coast law firm office

THE alleged treasurer of the Finks was arrested in dramatic fashion inside the office of a Gold Coast law firm this morning.

Bowie Papa, 27, was arrested about 8am today inside the foyer at Moloney MacCallum Lawyers in Southport.

Witnesses told the Gold Coast Bulletin that the alleged Fink ran into the office to hide from police.

The firm does not represent Papa but was acting as a town agent on behalf of Papa’s lawyer.

A police spokeswoman confirmed a 27-year-old man had been arrested within the vicinity of the Southport Magistrates Court.

She said the man had been charged with fraud and breaching his bail conditions.

Tue
29
Apr

Mercanti in jail security lapse

Mercanti in jail security lapse

Jail trouble: Troy Mercanti. Picture: The West Australian

 

Two guards were suspended from Casuarina Prison after allowing notorious jailed bikie Troy Mercanti close to a security room where weapons and tools were readily available.

Mercanti was able to stop and talk to a prison officer named Hogan in the room, who later testified he feared the Finks member would attack him because he had been repeatedly threatened by Mercanti and other bikies.

Details of the astonishing lapse of security at WA's highest security prison have emerged in a decision published by WA Industrial Relations Commissioner Stephen Kenner this week.

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