Today, police have charged seven people on 36 charges and seized weapons, dangerous drugs and cash after disruptive action was undertaken targeting members of the Mongols outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG).
The pre-emptive action by QPS Organised Crime Gangs Group working closely with district police and other agencies, including New South Wales police, included the execution of coordinated search warrants at residences at Broadbeach, Biggera Waters, Coomera, Miami, Beenleigh, Eagleby and Caboolture.
During a search of a Biggera Waters residence, police located approximately 0.7kg of methylamphetamine with an approximate street value of $75,000, along with a quantity steroids and GHB.
Police also seized a sawn-off shotgun located in a vehicle, a handgun, knuckle dusters, ammunition and a Mercedes at the same address.
A 27-year-old Gold Coast man and member of the Mongols OMCG was charged with multiple offences including two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of explosives and possession of dangerous drugs. He is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on November 20.
Other items seized from various addresses during the operation include a handgun, Mongols prohibited items, assorted drug utensils and paraphernalia, various quantities of prescription drugs, vehicles and $19,450 cash.
In separate back-to-back hearings Christopher “Durty” Cosimano and Michael “Pumpkin” Mencher each denied participation in the brazen rush-hour shooting of Paul Anderson from the Outlaws Motorcycle Club
Mobile phones were also seized and further examination will be conducted.
The pre-emptive action focussed on the use of legal mechanisms available, to dismantle and disrupt the operations of this criminal group that continues to pose a risk to the safety of the Queensland community.
These targeted operations which also include partnerships with interstate and international law enforcement agencies, will continue, ensuring a borderless and agile approach in targeting unlawful activities