More than 30 people charged in relation to Caboolture bikie gang
Queensland Police have conducted a 15-month operation targeting a high risk criminal group including patched Nomads Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) members, an associate of Nomads, and other members of a criminal network operating in the Caboolture area.
The operation closed with the execution of search warrants yesterday in Caboolture, Redcliffe, Moreton and Brisbane areas.
In total, 33 people were charged with 155 charges. Eight of those offenders have been charged with trafficking dangerous drugs.
During the operation, detectives located significant quantities of ice, amphetamines and cocaine, with a total value of the drugs believed to be over $340,000. Stolen property to the value of $45,000 was also seized during the operation.
Queensland Police said the operation tactical action included the arrest of a 62-year-old Darwin man in the Northern Territory in possession of 420 grams of ice and charged with the commercial supply of ice on July 3.
Police said this action helped identify a significant supply chain of ice from the syndicate to the Northern Territory.
Nomads OMCG members charged include a 24-year-old Moggill man charged with possession of dangerous drug (ice), unlawful use of motor vehicle, evade police and other matters.
A 45-year-old Raceview man charged with possession of dangerous drugs (ice) over specified schedule and further charges pending.
OMCG associates charged during the operation include a 44-year-old Upper Caboolture man charged with trafficking ice, 15 charges of supply ice and associated charges.
A 31-year-old Bellmere man charged with trafficking ice and 12 charges of supply ice and associated charges.
Others charged with trafficking were a 33-year-old Wamuran man, a 34-year-old Upper Caboolture woman, a 32-year-old Scarborough man and a 31-year-old man from Caboolture.
Police said more arrests will be made in the following days.
“Taskforce Maxima and the Queensland Police Service will continue to target organised crime targets and their illegal relationship with outlaw motorcycle gang members in order to stop crime and make the community safer for all Queenslanders,” Acting Detective Inspector Tim Leadbetter of Taskforce Maxima said.