Tue
14
May
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Drugs, cash, firearms seized during Rebels raids in Rockingham and Bunbury

Police have seized a large amount of drugs, cash and firearms in a series of raids on properties linked to the Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang.

The blitz saw more than 400 charges being laid against 78 members, nominees and associates of the bikie gang.

The charges include aggravated armed robbery, threatening to kill, extortion and drug offences.

The haul included methamphetamine and cocaine with an estimated street value of more than $4 million, illegal firearms and nearly half a million dollars in cash.

 
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Police have seized a large amount of drugs, cash and firearms in a series of raids on properties linked to the Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang.

 

The WA Police Force Gang Crime Squad took part in a 'day of action' across Australia and New Zealand last Wednesday, which saw raids on Rebels properties in Rockingham and Bunbury.

Fri
10
May
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Senior Finks bikie is accused of setting fire to Rebels tattoo parlours with petrol bombs

  • Senior Finks bikie denying he had anything to do with two separate arson attacks
  • The attacks were on Victorian tattoo parlous owned by rival bikie gang Rebels 
  • John Napolitano, president of Ringwood chapter of Finks, is on trial in Victoria
  • He was charged with conspiring to plan the fires, which occurred in May 2015

A senior Finks bikie is denying he had anything to do with arson attacks on two Victorian tattoo parlours owned by members of the rival Rebels motorcycle gang.

John Napolitano, president of the Ringwood chapter of the Finks club, is on trial in the County Court charged with conspiring to plan the fires in May 2015.

It's alleged he arranged with an unnamed man for patched and prospective members, including Jye Carter, Nathan Rosendale and Sean Streicher, to burn down Valley Custom Tattoo at Seville and Eastern Tattooz Parlour at Lilydale.

Wed
01
May
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Member of OMCG charged with 17 offences – Richmond PD

Officers from Richmond Police District have arrested and charged a member of the Iron Horseman outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) following a five-month investigation.

In December 2018, Strike Force Crura was established to investigate several drugs and sexual assault offences within the Richmond Police District.

Following extensive inquiries, about 10.15am yesterday (Wednesday 1 May 2019) police arrested a 40-year-old man at Casino Police Station.

The man, who is a member of the Iron Horseman OMCG, was charged with 17 offences, including three counts of supply prohibited drug, two counts of sexual assault, pervert the course of justice, influence a witnesses, aggravated robbery, assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company and armed with intent to commit indictable offence.

He was refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court today (Thursday 2 May 2019).

Sat
20
Apr
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Foreign Gypsy Joker bikies and associates banned from Australia after arriving at Perth Airport

Five international bikie gang members including three Gypsy Jokers and two associates of the club have been banned from entering the country after being stopped at Perth Airport.

Key points:

  • The bikies were stopped and questioned before having their visas cancelled
  • The men were held at an immigration detention centre before being sent home
  • The ABF says it is intent on disrupting the activities of outlaw motorcycle gangs

 

The men all arrived in Perth in the past week to attend an event being held on Saturday night to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the outlaw motorcycle gang.

But the Australian Border Force (ABF) said they were all stopped and questioned before having their visas cancelled because "they presented a risk to the health, safety or good order of the Australian community, or a segment of the community".

Sat
30
Mar
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Australian Bikie Gangs: Complete List of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs

Q. What is an outlaw motorcycle club?

Not to be confused with mere bike enthusiast clubs who meet to ride and socialise, outlaw motorcycle gangs or OMCG's are responsible for much of our nation's organised crime. OMCGs are tied up in illicit commodity markets, particularly in the drug trade, and often perpetrate high impact violence, including the use of firearms and arson.

 

Q. Are OMCG's prevalent in Australia?

According to the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission website, there are 39 ‘one percent’ OMCGs operating in Australia, with more than 4,760 patched members, 955 prospects and 4,585 associates. Around 44 of Australia's bikie gangs have been outlawed

 

Q. What does 'one percenters' mean?

Some OMCGs will refer to themselves as 'the 1%'. This is in reference to their belief that, unlike the rest of society, they are free to operate outside the law.

 

Tue
26
Mar
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Hundreds of bikers rally to farewell their mate John Smith

And Bono sent a tribute

Hundreds of “1%” bikers from outlaw motorcycle clubs across Australian, heard the gospel preached loud and clear but lovingly last weekend.

They had gathered together peacefully – for the first time ever – in a church in a small seaside village near Geelong, to pay their respects to a great bloke and say goodbye to a mate, known affectionately to most simply as ‘Smithy’.

The gathering included patched members of rival outlaw clubs including the Hell’s Angels, the Bandidos, the Gypsy Jokers, the Coffin Cheaters, the Rebels and the Immortals.

Sun
24
Mar
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JOHN SMITH: BIKIES TURN OUT IN THEIR HUNDREDS TO FAREWELL MINISTER TO THE MARGINALISED

They came in their hundreds - bikers from Christian clubs like God's Squad and Longriders alongside those wearing the colours of so-called outlaw clubs like the Immortals and the Bandidos, to join in paying their final respects to preacher John Smith at a memorial service in the Victorian coastal community of Ocean Grove on Saturday.

The bikies were among an estimated 1,500 people who attended the service held at the Wave Church to bid farewell to Smith - who founded the God's Squad Christian Motorcyle Club as an outreach to other clubs - after he died on 6th March at the age of 76 following a long battle with cancer.

Smith, known to many simply as "Smithy", was remembered by those who gathered as a man who had ministered to the marginalised, as a pioneer of counter-cultural mission and as a John Wesley of his age with the impact of his ministry for the cause of Christ felt across the nation and beyond. 

Mon
18
Mar
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Decision reached in Hells Angels' legal tussle with e-store Redbubble

Ruling over Death Head logo.  

The Australian wing of infamous outlaw motorcycle gang the Hells Angels will receive “nominal” damages of just $5000 from craft and t-shirt online marketplace Redbubble after the Queensland arm of the global brand lost the bulk of an intellectual property infringement claim lodged in 2015.

Redbubble on Monday morning issued a notification to the Australian Securities Exchange that the Federal Court had “found in Redbubble’s favour and dismissed all of Hells Angels’ claims in relation to the copyright and consumer law causes of action.”

The dispute centred around the claim that Redbubble had allowed the sale of unauthorised Hells Angels’ merchandise, specifically using it’s iconic “death head” logo that features a winged skull and forms the basis of the gang’s patch for its uniform or colours.

Wed
27
Feb
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Bikie shot up to eight times on Gold Coast

A member of the Rebels motorcycle gang is in hospital after being shot multiple times at Upper Coomera.

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Sun
24
Feb
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Senior Rebels bikies among those charged over guns and drugs

Police have charged several people - including senior Rebels bikie members - after raids across the Perth metropolitan area last week.

Methylamphetamine, cocaine, cannabis, firearms and cash was seized in the raids on Thursday, which were carried out in Scarborough, Alkimos, Edgewater, Wangara and Butler.

Gang Crime Squad detectives and the Tactical Response Group carried out the raids.

Police will allege at one address they seized more than 390 grams of methylamphetamine, two
firearms and $3385 cash.

 

One of the seized guns.

One of the seized guns.Credit:WA Police

 

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