There’s been a massive escalation in the war against bikie gangs today.
More than 700 Victorian police raided dozens of properties finding firearms, drugs and cash.
Samuel Massey reports.
The 59 raids began early this morning.
The target, every clubhouse and private property, with known Hells Angels’ connections.
Many of the properties were heavily fortified, and took hours to search.
A number of people were arrested.
Police encountered no resistance from gang members during the high risk operation.
But they’ve still looking for the military style weapons used in recent conflicts.
Acting Dep. Comm. Steve Fontana, Vic Police: “If you’re going to get involved in violent firearms related incidents in public places we are going come down strong and we will continue to do so.”
Queensland Police too, are ramping up their crackdown on bikie gangs.
With daily raids happening on the Gold Coast and Brisbane.
Crackdowns and with the increasing community help, the state pushes towards eradicating the outlaw bikie presence.
The Government is chasing community help, with rewards of up to $500,000 for information leading to arrests.
Jack Dempsey, Qld Police Minister: “We will send a clear message, the line in the sand has been drawn and criminal gangs and thugs have no place on the streets of Queensland.”
Just last week, around one hundred police raided the Bandidos West End clubhouse, behind me.
And Minister Dempsey promises he will chase bikie gangs out of Queensland.
Samuel Massey QUT News.