Raids targeting people allegedly
linked to Mongols bikie gang nets guns and drugs
Anthony Dowsley and Sophie Smith,
Sunday Herald Sun
UPDATE: A SHEPPARTON man with
alleged links to an outlaw bikie gang has been refused bail
following taskforce raids across Victoria on Saturday
Stephen Milic, 29, appeared at
the Melbourne Magistratesí Court on Saturday night charged with
a number of offences including possession of drugs and
possession of firearms.
He will reappear in court on
Monday at 9.30am.
The court heard Mr Milic is a
member of the Mongols bikie gang, which has interstate and
overseas connections, and visits its Port Melbourne chapter
It also heard he suffers from
depression, anxiety and panic attacks and has a daughter and two
His mother and visibly
distressed sister attended court on Saturday night.
Two men and a woman with
alleged links to the outlaw motorcycle gang were also taken into
custody following warrants being executed in Melbourne,
Shepparton and Echuca this morning.
Anti-bikie taskforce Echo
detectives arrested the trio about 8am as they seized firearms
and ammunition along with weapons including knives and a baton.
Drugs were also allegedly found.
A 32-year-old Echuca man and
34-year-old Echuca woman were also being questioned by police.
A Victoria Police spokesman said the
community could be confident that Victoria Police were placing a strong
focus on any criminal activities associated with outlaw motorcycle gangs
and any other groups and their criminal activities impacting regional