An Australian award-winning journalist, who has lifted the lid on the country’s outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMCG), has revealed the traumatic consequences of what could happen when a member attempts to leave a club.
Stephen Drill, a reporter for the Herald Sun, revealed one “close to impossible” task that some bikies encounter, on news.com.au’s podcast I’ve Got News For You, as well as some of his most shocking findings from a six-month investigation into Australia’s bikie underworld.
According to the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), there are 38 OMCGs operating in Australia, with more than 4700 patched members and 1000 prospective members.
While money and drugs sometimes play a role in luring bikies to join gangs, not all members are prepared to stay for the long haul, with some even risking their lives to cut ties with their group.
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