A BANDIDOS bikie boss on the run in
Thailand has adopted the colours of notorious street gang
Brothers 4 Life.
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
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.
Queensland Police Superintendent and
Maxima Taskforce commander Mick Niland said they were
monitoring all interstate organised crime groups.
“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.