Far north police stings
net drugs, guns and millions in alleged
Josh Robertson, Grace Uhr
June 05, 201412:00AM
THE three main bikie gangs in far
north Queensland have been “destroyed”,
Superintendent Mick Niland,
chief of anti-bikie Taskforce Maxima, said
Rebels, Bandidos and Odin’s Warriors ranks were
each down to “single figures” as two far north
stings netted drugs, guns and millions in
alleged criminal proceeds.
The key target of one
operation, a money laundering probe involving
Hells Angels, was an ex-NSW bikie who relocated
to Mission Beach at the height of the Queensland
crackdown five months ago.
Police were last night seeking
his arrest and extradition on fraud, firearm and
The former Sydney Hells Angels
sergeant-at-arms had been living in a rented
storage shed at Mission Beach where police
yesterday seized $2 million of property,
including monster trucks, Harley-Davidsons, a
motorhome and jetskis.
Detectives also allegedly
found about $400,000 worth of the drug “ice” in
a trailer, as well as $1 million in counterfeit
cash at the man’s other beachside residence in
Bandidos Mission Beach
sergeant-at-arms Robert John Drew was among 19
arrested on 69 charges, from ice and cannabis
trafficking to fraud and identity theft.
Supt Niland said the clubs had
been effectively “smashed” in the far north.
Some of the
seized weapons from two
operations targeting alleged
bikie gang members in the far