Cops search Comanchero bikie clubhouse in Williamstown, Melbourne
August 10, 2012
POLICE are searching a new outlaw motorcycle gang clubhouse in Williamstown, using a liquor licensing warrant.
Echo Taskforce detectives entered the Comanchero building in Techno Drive at 11am and are still searching the property.
A 42-year-old man from Tullamarine is assisting police with their enquiries.
Victoria Police said it had obtained a liquor licensing warrant to enter the clubhouse.
"The warrant is part of an ongoing Echo Taskforce investigation relating to liquor licensing breaches at OMCG clubs,'' a police spokeswoman said.
Detective Superintendent Doug Fryer said this was another example of how Victoria Police is focussed on the activities of Outlaw Motor Cycle Gang (OMCG) members.
"OMCG's in Victoria are involved at various levels in both serious crime and organised crime, but our focus includes all aspects of their criminality,'' Detective Superintendent Fryer said.
"We expect local football clubs to abide by licensing laws and bikie clubhouses shouldn't be treated any different.''
The Herald Sun haspreviously been told the Comanchero outlaw motorcycle club has ousted the Black Uhlans from a warehouse in Williamstown - the second time it has taken over premises since establishing itself in Melbourne almost three years ago.
It is believed the club has paid for a two-year lease on the warehouse in Techno Drive, an industrial area of the bayside suburb, and reinforced the garage email@example.com