Notorious Black Uhlans bikie gang put on notice over Tasmania rally PATRICK BILLINGS MERCURY OCTOBER 21, 2015 3:30PM 1 Black Uhlans motorcycle club wearing club patch. Picture NEWS CORP A notorious bikie gang with a reputation for violence and organised crime is about to descend on Tasmania’s North West Coast. About 115 Black Uhlans would arrive in Devonport and Smithton on Friday for the Tasmanian element of a three-day “National Run”, police said. Western District Acting Commander Tim Dooley said these communities could be assured a strong police presence would actively monitor the activities of the Black Uhlans while they were in Tasmania. Police had been planning for the ride for months and had a comprehensive response ready. “We have planned a coordinated, highly visible presence in the Smithton and the Devonport area for the duration of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) visit,” he said. Interstate bikie policing experts would join the local force to assist with information gathering on the gang. “While we won’t be outlining our plans in relation to the Black Uhlans National Run, the OMCG members are on notice in our jurisdiction,” Commander Dooley said. The Black Uhlans had a small membership in Tasmania, with clubhouses at Smithton and Quoiba. ”In other states, the Black Uhlans are considered a violent organised crime gang, and they will be under very close police scrutiny while in our state,” a police statement said.