A Queensland chapter of the Mongols bikie club has been “decimated” following the arrest of seven people over the Gold Coast murder of Shane Bowden.
The men, aged between 23 and 41, were arrested during raids across six suburbs on Sunday and charged with murder, in an operation police described as “nationally significant” in their battle against outlaw motorcycle gangs.
The arrests came a day after an alleged leader of the Mongols’ Brisbane West Chapter was arrested in Ipswich and also charged with murder.
Police allege that 46-year-old “directed and financed” the killing of Mr Bowden in the garage of his Pimpama unit on October 12, 2020.
“These arrests have decimated a whole chapter of the Mongols OMCG,” Detective Superintendent Brendan Smith said on Sunday. “The numbers involved are unprecedented and will be nationally significant.
“It points to the true nature of these gangs, but importantly, the ability of law enforcement to break their so-called loyalty and code of silence and bring them to justice.”
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