- Australian bikies exiled to New Zealand behind escalating violence in country
- Bikies have become known as the 501s, named after section in the Migration Act
- Police authorities have expressed concerns bikies have few links to the country
- Australian bikies also known to distinguish themselves through acts of violence.
By Aidan Wondracz For Daily Mail Australia
Australian bikies exiled to New Zealand are in a desperate and violent power struggle with the country’s home bred outlaws to seize control of bikie territories.
Don’t forget to follow us Insane Throttle on Facebook for Video Biker News – http://www.facebook.com/insanethrottle
Many of the worst offenders are from the Australian chapters of the Comanchero, Rebels and Bandidos gangs.
The bikies have become well-known in their new environments as the 501s, Herald Sun reported.
The title stems from section 501 of the Migration Act that allows the government to turf people from the country if they fail certain character provisions.
Among the list of deportees and troublemakers is NZ Comancheros chapter president and Australian exile Pasilika Naufahu.
Naufahu, Tyson Daniels, Jarome Fonau and Connor Michael Tamati Clausen were arrested following a raid of $4million worth of luxury vehicles, homes and cash in Auckland in 2019.
The gang was allegedly planning to bring methamphetamine and ephedrine into New Zealand.
Former senior Melbourne Comanchero Norm Meyer has been living in New Zealand and it is expected his son Vincent will be deported to the country after serving an 18 month sentence for breaking a Comanchero’s arm.
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton revoked the visa of Victorian President of the Rebels OMCG Ray Elise for his criminal history, while Canberra Comanchero sergeant-at-arms Sosefo Tu’uta Katoa could be deported over bomb charges.
New Zealand Police Association president Chris Cahill raised concerns many of the bikies sent to New Zealand had spent their lives in Australia and had few ties to the country.
‘The only links they’ve got (here) are straight back into gangs. The public are now seeing the problems they’re causing,’ he said.
Senior New Zealand OMCG cop Ray Sunkel said the foreign bikies had distinguished themselves from the New Zealand chapters through displays of intense violence.
He noted a street-style execution had local gang members on edge
‘Don’t look at us, mate, that’s the Aussies, that’s not what we do, you know that,’ Mr Sunkel recalled local gang members telling him.