Armed bikie arrested in Gold Coast peak-hour traffic
From: The Courier-Mail
June 29, 2012
POLICE have charged an allegedly armed bikie after he was nabbed in a dramatic peak-hour arrest on the Gold Coast Highway.
The 27-year-old Mount Warren Park man was pulled over at Mermaid Beach about 4.30pm in a Holden Commodore after he was seen acting suspiciously on the road.
Officers allegedly found what appeared to be a loaded semi-automatic handgun, two grams of amphetamines and drug equipment in the car.
Police also allegedly found a Rebels bikie gang shirt and other items including computers and mobile phones.
The man was put into the back of a paddy wagon and taken into custody for questioning.
He has been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of utensils and possession of things used in the commission of crime.
He is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on July 13.
The incident follows two shooting on the Gold Coast in the last week.
In April, a Mermaid Beach tattoo parlour owned by senior Bandidos bikie gang member Jacques Teamo was peppered with bullets.
A week later, Teamo and a female shopper were shot at Robina Town Centre, allegedly by a Finks bikie gang member. (uumm are these the two shootings? obviously not last week...)
Police have applied to the Supreme Court to have the Gold Coast chapter of the Finks declared a criminal organisation.