Another illegal bikie
clubhouse has been dismantled during a raid by the State
Crime Command's Gangs Squad on an old pool hall in
Police swooped on the two-storey
inner-city building in King Street at around 11:30am (AEDT)
smashing in the glass front doors.
Detectives believe the building was
recently set up as the clubhouse of the Rebels outlaw
From the outside the building looked
vacant with the windows covered in black plastic.
Police are investigating if there has
been a breach of the development application for the
premises, under the Environmental Planning and
A number of items were seized by
detectives, including alcohol, a television, gym
equipment and furniture.
Police also used an electric saw to
dismantle a bar.
A man was arrested at the scene and is
being questioned by police.
The Commander of the Gangs Squad,
Detective Superintendent Deborah Wallace says police are
committed to disrupting outlaw motorcycle gangs through
both regular proactive operations and ongoing covert
“As long as these gangs carry out
illegal acts, we will be doing everything we can to
disrupt their activities,” she said.
“We will continue to dismantle
clubhouses, we will continue to regularly inspect their
vehicles, and critically, we will continue to conduct
thorough investigations into the serious criminal
activity that a number of outlaw motorcycle gang members
involve themselves in.”
It comes after police carried out
similar raids at Boolaroo, south of Newcastle, and Tea
Gardens in Port Stephens in the last fortnight.
During the Boolaroo operation, the
clubhouse of the Life and Death bikie gang's Newcastle
chapter was shut down, while the Comancheros were
targeted at Tea Gardens.