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October 22, 2010 09:30:00
in Victoria are up by 1,000
in the past three years.
Victoria Police have stepped up
their efforts to tackle outlaw
motorcycle gangs, because of
increased activities in the state.
Deputy Police Commissioner, Sir Ken
Jones, says bikies have infiltrated
the liquor, security and brothel
says bikie numbers in the state have
increased by about 1,000 in the past
know from bitter past experience
that they get involved in various
forms of organised crime," he said.
Police Commissioner Jones says
police will step-up efforts to
tackle the problem and is happy with
the powers available to them.
think we have a really good suite of
powers. We have some powers in the
state that they don't have anywhere
else, particularly regarding
coercive questioning," he said.
"Powers aren't the issue. It's just
that our response needs to be as
good as it can be and we're
determined to do that."
Commissioner Jones rejects
suggestions that gangs are flooding
into the state because of tougher
anti-bikie laws in South Australia
and New South Wales.
"That's a matter for the politicians
and government. Our job is to
enforce the laws of Parliament,
whatever they give to us," he said.
become more of an attractive
lifestyle for some people and for
those who engage in it. But those
involved in criminality of any sort
we will target them."
police will reportedly meet next
week to discuss their plan to tackle