Rebels bikie charged and arrested with illicit drugs in Karratha
- April 03, 2015
West Pilbara Detectives charged the 26-year-old man after a joint investigation with the Gang Crime Squad.
He allegedly had 210 grams of methylamphetamine, steroids, ecstasy and drug paraphernalia.
The man, a Pegs Creek resident, and the Sergeant at Arms of the newly established Pilbara Chapter of the Rebels gang have been charged with one count of possession of a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply.
Detectives also arrested a woman accompanying the man, but she was later released without charge.
The arrest follows several recent prosecutions brought against the Karratha-based Rebels gang for drug and weapon offences.
Gang Crime Squad detective senior sergeant Darren Hart said this seizure has occurred less than a week after a significant seizure in Rockingham.
“It’s evidence of the sinister reach available to this criminal group and their potential to wreak significant damage across this state.”
West Pilbara Detective senior constable Grant Wiltshire said the arrest of the senior bikie member exposes the true intent of Outlaw motorcycle gangs.
“They will push drugs into any market they can, oblivious to the significant harm they cause to the vulnerable in our regional communities,” he said.
WA Police said they will continue to take proactive measures to identify and disrupt motorcycle gang activities in the Pilbara.
The bikie is expected to appear in the Karratha Magistrates Court on Saturday.
Anyone who is a victim of crime committed by motorcycle gang members is urged to report the matter to police.