Mount Isa Criminal Investigation Branch, with assistance from Taskforce Maxima, intercepted three participants from the Rebels Mount Isa chapter on February 25, 2014.
Subsequent investigations led to the execution of search warrants on three Mount Isa residences where Rebels paraphernalia was allegedly located and seized. A motor vehicle was also seized.
Police charged a 52-year-old man with participants in criminal organisation being knowingly present in public places.
A 36-year-old man has been charged with participants in criminal organisation being knowingly present in public places.
A 24-year-old man has been charged with participants in criminal organisation being knowingly present in public places.
All three men are from Mount Isa and were scheduled to appear in the Mount Isa Magistrates Court on April 17.
Mount Isa Police District Superintendent Russell Miller congratulated the officers involved in the arrest.
“This is excellent work by the investigators involved. These arrests demonstrate the commitment of the Mount Isa District in ridding our community of criminal gangs. This commitment will continue while these gangs exist,” he said.
Taskforce Maxima Detective Inspector Brendan Smith said that criminal gang policing spreads right across the state.
“These arrests demonstrate the QPS, regardless of the location the offences, will be relentless in pursuing criminal gangs. The Queensland legislation is designed to prevent participants of criminal gangs from consorting.
“This assists to disrupt their planning and other unlawful activity. It also limits their ability to intimidate the public. The work by the investigators in this case has seen almost half the Mount Isa chapter taken into custody,” he said.