Mongol outlaw motorcycle
gang members converge on Melbourne to party
converging on Melbourne tonight.
THE Mongols are
coming to town to crown a new era.
More than 100 members of the
outlaw motorcycle gang are on the roads to
Melbourne for a party at their Port Melbourne
Although it is not clear
whether this is the Mongols’ annual national run
or a reunion to mark a new Victorian president,
there are fears more Mongols want to call
The Mongols are relatively new
to Australia, having conducted a national “patch
over” of longstanding outlaw club the Finks two
years ago. The Mongols were founded by Hispanic
bikers in southern California decades ago.
Enforcer Shane Bowden — the
bikie who shot Hells Angel Christopher Wayne
Hudson at the infamous ``ballroom blitz’’ in
Cararra — is believed to be a frontrunner for
the state presidency after key Melbourne member
and tattoo parlour owner Mark James Graham was
jailed this month.
Graham was sentenced to 12
years for his reckless shooting of Bandido
Jacques Teamo and a bystander Kathy Devitt at a
shopping centre in Queensland in 2012.
Bowden — who is an associate
of former bikie Toby Mitchell — shot Hudson in
2006 because he defected from the Finks to the
Mongols could be
celebrating a new state chief.
A year later, in 2007, the
ice-fuelled Hudson would shoot three people
during a rampage in Melbourne’s CBD.
Bowden, from Queensland, moved
to Victoria about two years ago after the
national ``patch-over’’ of Finks.
The senior bikie was once part
of a club cell dubbed the ``Terror Team’’ which
became infamous for its violent standover
Victoria Police’s Echo
taskforce is aware of the ``run’’ to Melbourne
and has spotted a convoy riding along the
Western Hwy. The Mongols, unlike other outlaw
clubs, do not engage in dialogue with police
regarding their national runs.
The Herald Sun
understands the club has posed a significant
problem for police in the past two years.
Sources say former president Frank Dieni left
after he refused to trade in the deadly drug ice
— and was lured to Sydney to be confronted over
Authorities are concerned
Victoria is now attractive to bikie gangs
because of tough laws in other states,
particularly Queensland and New South Wales.
Victoria also has consorting
and anti-gang crime legislation which has not
been used because of strict parameters. Police
here are yet to launch a
case to ban a bikie gang due to the high
standard of proof required to declare an outlaw
club a criminal organisation.