05/26/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/26/2023 02:44
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An alleged Hells Angels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) member is expected to face six new charges after being extradited from Sydney to Brisbane by the AFP-led National Anti-Gangs Squad (NAGS).
The Dolls Point man, 41, is expected to appear at the Brisbane Magistrates Court today (Friday 26 May, 2023) where he will be charged with:
The maximum penalty for these offences is 20 years' imprisonment.
The man was charged last month with nine offences, after he allegedly attempted to transport two handguns, ammunition, $370,000 cash and 5 grams of methamphetamine on a flight from Brisbane to Sydney on Wednesday 19 April.
The man allegedly provided a false name during check-in and fled Brisbane Airport on foot when questioned by security staff about the contents of his luggage.
The AFP, working with Queensland Police and New South Wales Police, located the man in a unit complex in Dolls Point, Sydney, where he was subsequently arrested on Wednesday 26 April.
The man has been charged with a total of 15 offences.
Detective Superintendent Adrian Telfer said the arrest should serve as a strong warning to criminals who attempt to outrun the law in Australia.
"This arrest is a significant result and a testament to the strength of the AFP's state law enforcement partnerships," Det-Supt Telfer said.
"The community can rest assured that our work to detect and disrupt OMCGs will continue to be a top priority for law enforcement.
"There is no safe haven for criminals in Australia and the AFP remains committed to ensuring those who are wanted for crimes face justice."
The National Anti-Gangs Squad (NAGS) was established in 2013 as a multi-agency law enforcement taskforce targeting organised criminal syndicates, including those involving members of outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMCG). NAGS comprises of members from the AFP and state police forces, as well as members from the Australian Taxation Office.
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