Arron Ottaway records the details of Finks outlaw motorcycle
gang member Jamie Christopher Hooper at Nerang. Hooper is
wearing a Mongols Motorcycle Club baseball cap. Pic: Brendan
discovered proof of the growing threat posed by the patch-over of
the notorious Finks outlaw bikie gang by US powerhouse club the
Two Finks members were stopped during a morning vehicle intercept
carried out by police yesterday.
Senior Sergeant Arron Ottaway pulled over a Holden ute, being driven
by known Finks member James William Cleave on Gilston Rd, Nerang
However, it was the hat worn by the passenger in the blue ute, Jamie
Christopher Hooper, that captured the officer's attention.
Emblazoned across the Finks member's cap were the words Mongols MC.
"That's the first time I've seen any Mongols gear here," Sen-Sgt
"For me that is a really important sign that the intel we are
receiving in regards to the Mongols is real."
Both men were free to continue on their way but Sen-Sgt Ottaway said
the intercept had allowed police to build their intelligence on
exactly who was patching over.
Outlaw motorcycle gang members, including Hooper, have begun to
cover their social media pages in the Mongols logo, adding the term
"mffm" (Mongols Forever, Forever Mongols) to their Facebook names.
On the weekend police and the State Government continued the
crackdown on outlaw motorcycle gangs, with another Bandido member
arrested and Deputy Commissioner Brett Pointing formally appointed
to head a statewide taskforce aimed at driving rogue bikies out of
Officers from the Gold Coast Major and Organised Crime Taskforce
Vanguard arrested a 21-year-old Kuraby man on Saturday night
following an investigation into a vicious bikie brawl in Broadbeach
just over a week ago.
The Bandidos member was charged with riot and is due to appear
before the Southport Magistrates Court today.
Police and Community Safety Minister Jack Dempsey said Mr Pointing
would "lead a hand-picked team of experienced officers to crack down
on criminal motorcycle gangs throughout the entire state".
"I have assured Mr Pointing that he will have whatever resources he
needs to get the job done," he said.
The 40 extra police officers who arrived on the Gold Coast on
Wednesday will today be replaced by 50 officers from across