Bandido boss on the run changes his colours
- News Limited
- January 14, 2015
Brett “Kaos” Pechey – a gang president in Queensland – has embraced the AK47 emblem of the murderous Brothers 4 Life gang.
Links between the Bandidos and Middle Eastern gangs have sparked concern the Brothers 4 Life brand may be exported to Queensland and overseas.
The Bandidos – decimated by anti-gang laws in Queensland – are traditionally aligned with the now defunct Muslim Brotherhood Movement.
While both the Bandidos and Muslim Brotherhood feature on Queensland’s list of banned gangs, Brothers 4 Life was omitted.
Pechey, the Bandidos’ West End president, fled to Thailand last year after being involved in two high-profile brawls and an alleged extortion racket. Since moving to Thailand, he has launched a Soldiers of Mayhem clothing brand and has posed in BFL clothing and shown-off a BFL motorcycle.
“Groups like Brothers for Life, we’ve got a monitoring brief on other active crime gangs in Australia,” he said.
“If we believe that they were making inroads in Queensland there would be actions taken to dismantle any new crime gangs that surfaced.”
Supt Niland said the national anti-gang taskforce and AFP were working with Thai authorities to extradite Pechey to Australia.