properties linked to the Comancheros have been
raided amid police fears of a payback involving
the Hells Angels.
At least 18 people were arrested,
including the Comancheros' Victorian vice president,
when police swooped early Wednesday morning.
Firearms, drugs including large
quantities of steroids, ammunition, cash, tasers,
swords and explosives were seized at 58 of 62
The raided properties include
clubhouses, homes, factories and businesses.
"There's still an ongoing feud
with the Hells Angels motorcycle club and we've got
pretty good intelligence they were planning
retaliation for attacks on their premises last
year," Assistant Commissioner Steve Fontana told
Properties linked to the
Comancheros including a gym, clubhouse and vehicles
were attacked with guns and explosives last year.
Mr Fontana said the Comancheros
brokered a deal after police executed warrants on
the Hells Angels and other bikie groups last year.
"That was fortunate that that took
place but that hasn't resolved the issue between
these clubs," he said.
"I understand that a couple of
individuals are really dark on the fact those
attacks took place on their clubhouse and their
premises and they want to retaliate."
The Victorian Comancheros vice
president was among those arrested and allegedly
found to have a high-powered handgun and another
firearm in his possession, Mr Fontana said.
The Comancheros were targeted
after recent police operations in Mildura led to
members being charged with serious offences.
"They absolutely terrorised the
community," Mr Fontana said.
Police now believe the Rebels
motorcycle gang are moving in on Mildura after
police pushed the Comancheros out.
The Finks outlaw bikies also
recently patched over to the Mongols Motorcycle Club
with intelligence suggesting they will be a front
for Middle Eastern crime rackets in Victoria, Mr
"They're linked back to NSW and
we're not going to sit back and wait for this to
happen," he said.
"I'm putting these clubs on notice
that we'll be coming in hard and they'll see more of