Balkan Bandidos rally at Milton tattoo parlour after bikie shooting
From: The Courier-Mail
June 05, 2012
A CADRE of Balkan Bandidos bikies was quick to adopt a battle stance yesterday, rallying at the scene of a gunshot attack on a Milton tattoo parlour linked to their divisive new Brisbane chapter.
On the same day his associates were in court over their alleged role in an attack on a couple at a Mt Gravatt restaurant in April, a key figure of the Bandidos Centro crew, George Bejat, was happy to invoke the incident as a warning to a inquiring journalist.
"Did you see what happened at Toscani's (Mt Gravatt) the other week?" he told The Courier-Mail.
"Do you want the same to happen to you?"
Bejat is one of the leaders of a young clique of Bandidos, whose heritage is predominantly drawn from the nations of the former Yugoslavia.
The Courier-Mail has learned some of Bejat's "bikies" still don't have motorcycle licences.
Their ranks include two men who appeared in Brisbane Magistrates Court yesterday on charges of affray stemming from their alleged role in the Mt Gravatt incident.
The Courier-Mail witnessed Bejat taking a phone call from the Bandidos boss as detectives and forensic experts milled in and out of the Park Rd crime scene.
The shootings stunned the users of the popular Park Rd precinct, which is known for its string of restaurants just minutes from the city centre and not far from the Bandidos clubhouse across the river at Woolloongabba.
Another figure linked to Bejat - and pictured in Facebook snaps beside him in Bandidos regalia - is former kickboxing fight promoter Joshua Christian Sexton.
Sexton, who is a regular guest trainer at a Wilston muay thai gym, was arrested in 2000 in connection with a methylamphetamine ring run by corrupt police detectives.
Detectives Greg Catton and Gerard McArthur were later jailed but charges against Sexton were dropped after prosecutors entered no evidence.