Gang Squad busts six alleged
most violent Rebel bikie gang outlaws for kidnapping
Mark Morri Exclusive
The Sunday Telegraph
August 10, 201412:00AM
Outlaw bikie gang hit
by police strikes
SIX of Sydney’s most allegedly
violent Rebels bikies have been arrested by the Gang Squad
in a major blow to the outlaw motorcycle gang.
The arrests came as the gang’s national
president Alex Vella remained stranded in Malta after having
his visa revoked by the Federal Government.
None of these Rebels — including (far
left) Chris Rymer, (white T-shirt) Matt King
(deceased); and (on bike) Simon Rasic (deceased) —
were part of the six men arrested last month by
police over the torture and kidnapping of a former
Then why put
the picture up??/
Damien Vella (facing away from
camera), Acting National President, and Justin
Donnelly (2nd from Left), acting Sergeant of Arms
for the Rebels, after the death of Simon Rasic
The six men are all known associates of Vella
and belong to the Liverpool and Penrith City Chapters,
considered the most violent and active in NSW.
They were all arrested for the kidnapping and
torture of a former member in May.
None of the six men charged have been named
for legal reasons.
The six are alleged to have kidnapped the
45-year-old outside a property in Castlereagh, in Sydney’s west,
tied him up and cut off his nipples during a prolonged beating,
leaving him unconscious and with extensive injuries to his
torso, head and limbs.
Meanwhile, a select group have recently been
seen with Vella in Malta. They have the tattoo “Crewthik”
signifying they are part of an elite group within the bikie
Rebel enforcer Ricky Ciano (back)
Appearing in a video on the Rebel site in Malta,
they are known senior members Karl Seculla, president of the
Penrith chapter Chris Rymer (arrested last month by NSW police),
Alex Vella Jr, enforcer Justin Donnelly, Ricky Ciano and Damien
Rival gangs are eyeing off the beleaguered
club with the Cronulla chapter decimated by members patching
over to the Commanchero, including president Allan Meehan.
Rebel enforcer Ricky Ciano has been sent to
Cronulla to try to stop the trend.
The club has also lost long-time respected
Sergeant-at-Arms Simon Rasic, who died last month from natural
causes, as well as enforcer Matt King, who suffered a drug
overdose in October last year.
Strike Force Atterro set up by the Federal
Government to target the Rebels has stepped up its campaign with
significant arrests in Victoria last week for murder and others
in Brisbane and Tasmania for drug supply.
“They are in disarray,” said Superintendent
Deb Wallace, head of the NSW Gang Squad.
“The arrests in Sydney this past week are as
significant as those made by our interstate colleagues.” All six
were charged with special aggravated kidnapping and
participating in a criminal group.
They have since appeared in court and have
been refused bail to next appear in Penrith Local Court on
The investigation by Strike Force Salsola