Bikie gang members stung in CQ police bust
POLICE intelligence in relation to an event at Yaamba at the weekend has led to a series of arrests relating to individuals associated with outlaw bikie gangs.
State Crime Command’s Taskforce Maxima Organised Crime Gangs Group, along with local detectives, Tactical Crime Squad and Road Policing Unit undertook the tactical activities.
The specialised activities centred around police patrols and vehicle inspections, in addition to roadside drug and alcohol testing.
Across the four day period between July 31 and August 3, a total of 25 people in the Yaamba area were charged for drug driving; one person for drink driving.
Three arrests were made in relation to gang members wearing prohibited items in public.
A 41-year-old Zillmere man, 48-year-old Alton Downs man and 38-year-old Gympie man were apprehended at the scene and each issued a Notice to Appear in various Magistrates Courts.
Two men were also arrested in relation to outstanding warrants, including a 37-year-old Rochedale man who was wanted by New South Wales Police on a revocation of parole warrant.
He later appeared in the Maroochydore Magistrates court where extradition to NSW was soon approved.
Detective Inspector Tim Leadbetter said specialist officers from the Organised Crime Gangs Group would continue carrying out proactive policing activities to keep communities safe.
“Taskforce Maxima officers including our Road Policing Unit will continue working with regional police across the state to disrupt and dismantle criminal activity and keep gangs out of our communities,” Detective Inspector Leadbetter said.
A Bakers Creek man, 68, also received a Notice to Appear in Rockhampton Magistrates Court in mid-October following an assault on police officers.