Taskforce Maxima officers raided the Currumbin base of the Lone Wolf motorcycle club after a public tip-off the gang was using the location
- Gold Coast Bulletin
- April 10, 2014
Almost a dozen officers from the crack anti-bikie squad Taskforce Maxima raided the Currumbin base of the Lone Wolf motorcycle club about 8.30am after a tip-off from the public that the stronghold was still being used by the gang.
It was the first raid on a Gold Coast bikie clubhouse in six months.
A thorough search of the two-level compound found recently-opened mail, a fridge full of cold beer and a small quantity of what police believe was marijuana.
However, no one was charged and police left by mid-morning.
Detective Inspector Brendan Smith said the raid was a useful exercise.
“Police received intelligence that it was still being used,” he said.
“We’re being proactive and acting on any intel we receive.
“There was a small quantity of cannabis, there was still beer in the fridge and we found letters that had been opened in the last month.”
No one was charged, but investigations are continuing. It was the first police raid of a known bikie clubhouse on the Glitter Strip since October, when the Newman government’s controversial new laws shattered the Gold Coast’s CMG networks.
Laws passed by the Queensland government made it illegal for members of criminal motorcycle gangs to be caught on site at clubhouses and most bikies have gone to ground. But unlike most other Gold Coast bikie gangs, the Lone Wolf group owns their Currumbin clubhouse and the gang’s emblems are still on display both inside and outside the compound.
However, a Lone Wolf source yesterday said gang members had not visited the clubhouse in months.
“We haven’t been there,” he said. “We were informed of the raid and it was all handled very professionally.
“There was nothing there and we haven’t been there.”