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Rae Wilson | 23rd August 2010
Police check Rebels’
guests as they attend the 20th
anniversary of their Kunda Park
SUNSHINE Coast police have made their stance
clear and it seems outlaw motorcycle gangs have
Police intercepted about 90 Rebels motorcyclists
arriving or leaving the 20th anniversary of the
gang's Kunda Park clubhouse over the weekend.
They stopped 494 vehicles in Kunda Park for
licence checks, defective vehicle checks and
roadside breath tests in two phases between 3pm
on Saturday and 3am on Sunday.
people were arrested for having a breath alcohol
concentration over 0.05% and two others for
high-range drink-driving, over 0.15% BAC.
Police conducted 22 drug tests and received two
Eleven tickets were issued in total, including
several minor offences.
Sunshine Coast police have publicly targeted
outlaw motorcycle gangs visiting the Coast in
Superintendent Ben Hanbidge said he was happy
with the results of the weekend's operation but
police would continue to target bikie gangs.
we are aware of a bikie function here on the
Coast we will target it,” he said.
“This whole operation was targeting the Rebels
function at Kunda Park and those people
attending the function.
didn't really anticipate any trouble from the
Rebels but it's important we continue to target
the activities of all outlaw motorcycle gangs
that come to the Sunshine Coast.”
Hanbidge said the operation enabled police to
identify numerous outlaw bikies travelling to
the Sunshine Coast from interstate chapters.
“From an intelligence gathering point of view,
these operations are very important,” he said.
“There were no outlaw motorcycle gang members
arrested and they were all very well behaved.
“They know they get targeted here so it would be
pretty silly for them to travel with drugs or
firearms on them
“One of the benefits of having a
strong focus on outlaw motorcycle gangs is that
perhaps they have that in the back of their
minds before travelling here.”