Bikie gang smashed, weapons seized in police raids
9:20pm Feb 5, 2020
Notorious bikie arrested in raid
Four people were arrested and weapons including a stun gun and military-style bayonet seized as police targeted the Mongols bikie gang in a series of raids across Perth.
Seven suburbs across the city were targeted in the early-morning operation.
Among those arrested was former Finks bikie turned Mongols associate Troy Mercanti, as well former high-profile bikie Clovis Chikonga.
Four people were arrested and weapons seized in police raids across Perth. (9News)
9News understands Mercanti was arrested in a Karinyup street, for allegedly breaching conditions of his parole.
While police said they "can't confirm" any action was taken against Mercanti today, his lawyer said he will fight the charge.
Mercanti was freed from prison last year after serving nearly seven years for bashing his partner.
Mongols associate Troy Mercanti was among those arrested. (9News)
The conditions of his release included not mixing with bikie associates, not drinking alcohol, submitting to random drug tests, and not having contact with his partner.
The Mongols were targeted as part of a national crackdown, and while they only have a small presence in Western Australia, police say they are actively recruiting.
Gang Crime Squad Detective Senior Sergeant John Mottolini said he believed the raids had "significantly disrupted" the bikie group.
"When you look at the number of persons charged, what we know, how many members there are, we have close to 50 per cent charged," he said.