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Hells Angels Sydney chapter boss Suvat Sarimisaklioglu granted bail on weapons charges

Hells Angels boss granted bail on weapons charges

Hells Angels bikie member Suvat Sarimisaklioglu leaves Burwood Court / Picture: Craig Greenhill Source: News Limited


THE head of the Hells Angels Sydney chapter has been granted bail on weapons charges, after one of his co-accused admitted to the crime.

Suvat Sarimisaklioglu was released from Parklea jail on Monday night, despite police originally opposing bail for the bikie boss, 32, who was charged with being part of a criminal organisation and possession of a military-style assault weapon.

Police told an earlier court hearing they feared the weapon - a 7.62 sem-automatic Chinese made weapon - would most likely have been involved in a "catastrophic event in Sydney'' had it not been seized.

It was found in the boot of a taxi, which police intercepted at Camperdown on July 1 and then subsequently linked to the three bikies members.

But Sarimisaklioglu was allowed out on bail, with strict conditions, after the confession by a co-accused, who said he acted alone, was tendered in court.

Known Hells Angels gang members Ashoor Khaie and Tony Raniga had also been charged in relation to the same offences.

But Khaie also was granted bail last week by the Supreme Court after Raniga admitted guilt in an affidavit to the court.

At the time of the charges, police said there was friction between the Hells Angels and rival bikie gang the Comancheros and the public was at risk.

Sarimisaklioglu's lawyer Simon Joyner said the admission had significantly weakened the prosecution case against his client.

Magistrate Brian Maloney ratified bail conditions which included not associating with any Hells Angels or other known members of Outlaw Motor Cycle Gangs and he report to Mascot police station twice daily.

Sarimisaklioglu was also ordered to surrender his passport and pay $15,000 in surety, $5,000 of that in cash.

Senior NSW police are disappointed at the decision.

"We do our job and arrest people who we believe are involved in criminal enterprise. It if the court's decision whether to grant bail.''

During an earlier hearing it was claimed the defendant was implicated in the possession of a Chinese assault style rifle capable of ripping through a brick wall.

Mr Joyner said there was no proof to link his client to the seized weapon.

The matter has been adjourned until October 17.





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