OMCG arrests, Gold Coast

Today police executed a series of search warrants throughout the Gold Coast, from Coolangatta to Yatala, targeting an organised crime syndicate and their offending behaviour.

Operation Romeo Ionic, commenced in 2019 investigating an organised crime syndicate involved in drug trafficking, vehicle re-birthing, fraud, money laundering and firearm offences.

Today’s actions have involved over 110 police from the State Crime Command-Organised Crime Gangs Group, the Gold Coast District, Australian Federal Police and other external agencies.

Actions included issuing 15 search warrants at properties across the Gold Coast resulting in eight people arrested on 18 charges, including weapons and drug offences.

Weapons including a handgun and rifle, various quantities of drugs and phones were seized during the searches.

Among the arrests was a 33-year-old Southport man and member of the Lone Wolf Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) due to appear at Southport Magistrates Court tomorrow for trafficking in dangerous drugs.

A 28-year-old Redland Bay man and member of the Mongols OMCG was also arrested and is due to appear in Beenleigh Magistrates Court tomorrow charged drug and weapons offences.

Investigations remain ongoing.