Bikie chieftain out of jail and
spinning his wheels
The leader of the Comanchero bikie
club, Mark Buddle, has been released from jail after
serving less than a year for affray and offensive
Mr Buddle was charged after police
were called to the Clovelly Hotel on September 30 last
year following a brawl at the pub.
After being extradited from Queensland
in December last year, Mr Buddle, 28, was sentenced to a
year-long jail sentence with a non-parole period of 20
A Corrective Services of NSW
spokeswoman confirmed Mr Buddle was released on May 2.
A senior Comanchero member told
Fairfax Media Mr Buddle, who lives in Clovelly, was
doing "f--- all" now that he is a free man.
But Mr Buddle is yet to face charges
in Victoria relating to an alleged brawl outside the
Spearmint Rhino strip club in Melbourne.
Mr Buddle assumed national leadership
of the Comanchero after former president Mahmoud "Mick"
Hawi was jailed for the fatal Sydney airport brawl with
the Hells Angels in 2009 and Duax "Dax" Ngakuru fled
Australia in 2011.
Mr Buddle has come out to a club in
disarray after NSW police last week made 10 arrests of
members, including the Milperra chapter president Jack
More than 130 police on April 30
raided 10 properties across Sydney, including the
Comancheros' Milperra clubhouse, where they arrested
eight members on a range of drug and gun supply charges.
A large quantity of cocaine,
methamphetamine and cash was also seized in the early
morning raids along with high-powered firearms.
Gangs Squad Commander Arthur
Katsogiannis told Fairfax Media he would not comment on
"It doesn't matter if it is a
Comanchero or whoever we will continue to monitor their
activity and if they break the law they will feel the
full force of the gang squad," he said.
"We are always working with local
police and will be continuing to target outlaw