Comanchero bikies charged after police seize eight kilograms of methylamphetamine from Morley house
Two bikie gang members have been charged after police allegedly seized eight kilograms of methylamphetamine from a Perth house.
Gang crime squad officers raided the home at about 6:00 pm in Doyle Street in Morley on Wednesday.
Andrew Peter Quadrio, 34, from Greenfields and Brendan Travis Smart, 33, from Gosnells were inside the house at the time and were charged with two counts of possession of drugs with intent to sell or supply.
The men are members of the Comanchero Outlaw Motorcycle Gang.
They were refused bail after appearing in the Northbridge Magistrates Court this morning.
Detective Senior Sergeant Jeff Christmass said the arrests were the result of "an intensive, long-running investigation into drug distribution in Western Australia by criminal gangs".
He said the drugs were estimated to be worth about $15 million and would have been distributed across the state.
"I would say that this is a massive hit for the Comancheros and they would be seriously thinking about what has happened here today," he said.
"There is literally hundreds of hits of amphetamine here that would have ended up on the street.
Sergeant Christmass said outlaw motorcycle gangs posed a risk to the community, and added that police would continue to target them "at every opportunity".
"In the last three to four months, we've had at least 12 to 14 members of the Comancheros either arrested or incarcerated," he said.
"These men in particular have got connections to the highest office bearers in the WA chapter."
Police are now working to find out if the drugs were made locally or imported into WA.