Mt Morgan man arrested in Criminal Motorcycle Gang bust
A 60-YEAR-old Mount Morgan man will face court tomorrow following a series of Criminal Motorcycle Gang raids by Queensland Police over the weekend.
In the past 24 hours, Task Force Maxima, Central Police Region and State Flying Squad detectives and members of the National Anti-Gang Squad executed a number of search warrants at Agnes Water, Mt Morgan, Calliope and the Gold Coast in the culmination of a drug trafficking operation.
The Mt Morgan man was charged with being a participant in criminal organisation being knowingly present in public places.
Four other long standing (20 year) members of the Odins Warriors Criminal Motorcycle Gang have been charged with the serious offences of trafficking, supplying dangerous drugs and producing dangerous drugs.
Two other members of the Odins Warriors Criminal Motorcycle Gang have also been charged with the offence of knowingly being present in a public place whilst members in a criminal organisation.
Operation Mike Flute, a six month investigation, is concluding with the charging of 18 people so far for 37 offences.
It will be alleged the Odins Warriors members and a number of persons linked to them have been trafficking and supplying the dangerous drugs methylamphetamine and cannabis and producing cannabis on rural properties.
A 56-year old man from Captain Creek has been charged with trafficking in a dangerous drug and suppling a dangerous drug.
A 32-year old man from Captain Creek has been charged with trafficking in a dangerous drug and suppling a dangerous drug.
A 58-year old man from Agnes Water was charged with being a participant in criminal organisation being knowingly present in public places.
Those men charged will appear before the Gladstone Magistrates Court at 9am, March 16.
A 63-year old man from the Gold Coast has also been charged with being a participant in criminal organisation being knowingly present in public places.
He will appear in the Southport Magistrates Court at 9am on 16 March 2015.
Task Force Maxima Commander, Detective Superintendent Michael Niland said once again, these declared crime gangs continue to identify themselves as overt crime gangs, trafficking in dangerous drugs.
" It is business as usual for Task Force Maxima and we will continue to target these gangs which affect community safety," Det Spt Niland said.
Detective Inspector Terry Lawrence said the Queensland Police Service is committed to policing criminal motorcycle gangs.
"Task Force Maxima and the Central Police Region have successfully collaborated to investigate and charge long term members of the Odins Warriors and members of their criminal networks," Det Insp Lawrence said.