Police warn against recruiting bikie gangs
The warning came after the Toormina clubhouse of the Lone Wolf outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) was raided by police in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
The residences of two Lone Wolf members were also searched, resulting in a Toormina man, 19, being charged with illicit drug supply offences and alleged participation in a criminal group.
The bikie gang – alleged by police to be involved with drug supply, standovers and violent crimes – is believed to be actively recruiting members in an attempt to boost ranks.
The Lone Wolf base at Hulberts Rd is said to be the last remaining bikie clubhouse in Coffs Harbour, after police successfully closed down the clubhouses of the Rebels and Nomads.
Coffs-Clarence Local Area Command crime manager, Detective Inspector Darren Jameson, said police were determined to drive bikies out of the region for good.
“It’s time to send them a very, very clear message: outlaw motorcycle gangs are not welcome in Coffs Harbour,” Det Insp Jameson said.
“These people are not good citizens of this community.
“The commander has quoted previously that one fluffy toy ride a year does not make them good, quality citizens.
“For the other 364 days of the year, they are involved in criminal networks, criminal dealings and criminal offences.”
Det Insp Jameson guaranteed anyone who became involved with the OMCG’s criminal activity would be pursued.
“It may seem attractive at the start to be enticed into this world where drugs, cash and the other favours that come with that are ever-present, but your time will come,” he said.
“There will be an early morning knock at the door.
“You will have members of my office and this command, plus other specialist resources come into your home and you will be arrested.
“Give the game up now, find something constructive to do and move on with your lives.
“Stay away from bikie gangs – they have no future in this community.”