TWO senior Rebels bikies
have been jailed for their part in separate drug
enterprises — with one imprisoned for more than 14 years
after almost 2kg of meth was found buried under a palm
tree at a Mandurah house.
Christopher Gakis, 31, a
long-time member of the Rebels, was arrested after a raid on
the property in Golden Bay in 2015 found the
multimillion-dollar drug haul hidden near a swimming pool.
A District Court trial
this year had heard how Gakis had organised for a close
friend, Larry Bull, to bury the drugs at the semi-rural
The court heard that Gakis
conducted some of those arrangements from a hospital bed,
after injuring his ankle while clearing trees on the same
property days earlier.
When police raided the
property in March 2015, they found 160g of 67 per cent
purity ice hidden in the ceiling behind a broken cornice in
a walk-in wardrobe.
Outside, under a palm
tree, officers dug up two cryovac bags containing 986g and
988g of methylamphetamine at 77 per cent purity, which
police said at the time could be worth up to $1.5 million on
“Your criminal activities
... involved extensive planning, organisation and
co-ordination over a period of time and while you were in
hospital,” Judge Mark Herron said.
“Your actions while you
were laid up in hospital reveal a determination and
persistence to deal in a significant quantity of prohibited
Gakis, who the court was
told had been out of prison for only nine months before
being arrested, was jailed for 14 1/2 years.
Bull was jailed for 11
years and four months.
After another operation
last year, another Rebels member, Matthew Gibbs, 34, was
charged and convicted of drug possession involving a cooler
bag full of cannabis brought to his house by a friend in
WA’s District Court was
told Gibbs’ associate Coby Holland brought the drugs to his
Gibbs then took the drugs
and handed them off to another Rebels bikie, Adam Falconer.
When police kicked in the
front door of Falconer’s house, while his children were
inside, they found 872g of marijuana partly packaged for
“It seems that your
addiction to drugs and your connection to the Rebel Outlaw
Motorcycle Gang keep on getting the better of you,” Judge
Anette Schoombee said as she jailed Gibbs for a total of 21
“You really need to think
carefully what are your priorities in life.”
‘Your addiction to drugs
and your connection to the Rebel Outlaw Motorcycle Gang keep
on getting the better of you.’