Hells Angels bikie nabbed in his undies in massive raids
A Hells Angels leader has been frogmarched by police to a van wearing only his undies and is expected to be deported.
A Hells Angels leader has been frogmarched by police to a van wearing only his undies in Melbourne and is expected to be deported.
A second leader from the outlaw gang was also detained at Narre Warren South.
The duo are New Zealand nationals and have had their visas cancelled on character grounds.
They are being detained under the Migration Act and are expected to be sent home.
The arrests came as part of a national day of action on Wednesday aimed at dismantling the criminal organisation.
Another Hells Angel office bearer, 40, had his firearms licence suspended after police attended a Beaconsfield Upper property, seizing a gun and ammunition.
Club houses linked to the gang were also raided in Thomastown and Campbellfield.
Alcohol was seized and three men are expected to be charged with liquor licensing offences.
Firearm prohibition orders were also slapped on two Hells Angels members, a 58-year-old Yarra Glen man and a 65-year-old Roxburgh Park man, this week.
Police seized ammunition and cannabis from the Yarra Glen property on Monday.
The 58-year-old man, who is an office bearer with the club, is expected to be charged on summons with firearms and drug offences.
The operation involved police from across Australia and New Zealand, with 24 people charged with dozens of offences.
Guns, ammunition, cash and drugs including ice, cocaine, steroids and GHB were seized.
Victoria Police Commander Mick Frewen said it is important criminal organisations are held to account.
“This is a group we know have traditionally been involved in violent crimes such as shootings, assaults, arson, drug trafficking, extortion and intimidation,” he said.
“We’ve used a number of enforcement tools this week, including working with a number of federal agencies, to put a stop to the harm these people are doing to our community here in Victoria.”
The national operation’s spokesman, Detective Superintendent Tony Longhorn, said the co-ordination of activities across jurisdictions was critical to gather intelligence.
“Outlaw motorcycle gangs use their networks of chapters across the country, and across the world, to facilitate a range of criminal activities including the activities linked to the illicit drug and firearm trades,” he said.
“The members of National Task Force Morpheus are committed to disrupting and dismantling the criminal networks linked to outlaw motorcycle gangs and will do everything within their powers to protect the community from the dangers outlaw motorcycle gangs pose.”