The Danger of Association
Queensland’s anti-bikie laws have been utilised to arrest, detain and jail 5 Victorian men who were on holiday with their families in Queensland.
The men were set for a 10-day holiday at the Gold Coast when they were stopped and questioned by police whilst walking along the beach in order to purchase ice creams on Friday.
On Sunday the men were arrested and charged over alleged previous associations with Victorian chapters of the Hells Angels and the Comancheros. Two of the men are alleged to be full members of the Hells Angels, whilst it is alleged a third man is a prospect. The other two men are alleged to have had past associations with the Comancheros.
The men have been charged with being participants in a criminal organisation under section 60A, an offence that carries a mandatory minimum sentence of six months imprisonment, with a maximum sentence of three years.
The men will be placed in the new bikie maximum-security jail until a bail hearing or trial.
The case will be mentioned on the 17th of February.
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