SA authorities monitoring 15 bikie gangs
The South Australian Government says organised crime groups, including bikie gangs, pose a clear danger to public safety.
What is clear is that outlaw bikies are the visible tip of a much bigger criminal iceberg
SA Attorney-General John Rau, in an address to the Police Association, said organised crime was an intertwined beast, with visible bikie gangs and other groups which tried hard to keep their activities concealed.
"What is clear is that outlaw bikies are the visible tip of a much bigger criminal iceberg," he said.
Mr Rau said police were monitoring the activities of 15 motorcycle gangs.
He said those involved in organised crime were parasites on an otherwise healthy community.
Mr Rau again said the SA Government was determined to give police the powers they needed to deal with gangs and anti-crime legislation before the SA Parliament would boost their powers to tackle organised crime.