Detectives from the Serious and Organised Crime Branch arrested six men and a woman following a number of searches carried out in the northern suburbs and Summertown.
Six members of the Finks OMCG were arrested and charged with being present with two or more criminal organisation participants. The arrests follow on from the attendance at a funeral on 8 May where the men were publicly displaying club membership. Legislation makes it an offence for participants of Declared Criminal Organisations to be present in public in groups of three or more.
During the searches Detectives also seized three Harley Davidson motorcycles, club colours and a sawn off rifle.
The men charged are a:
- 45-year-old from Elizabeth
- 41-year-old from Penfield Gardens
- 47-year-old from Parafield Gardens
- 41-year-old from Munno Para
- 37-year-old from Summertown
- 28-year-old from Andrews Farm
All six have been bailed to appear at the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 11 August.
The Penfield Gardens man along with a 45-year-old woman also from Penfield Gardens, were both charged with trafficking a controlled drug after an amount methamphetamine was found at the address. They have been bailed to appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on 16 July.
Serious and Organised Crime Branch detectives will continue to actively pursue members of outlaw motor cycle gangs for breaches of the anti-association legislation and criminal offending, Detective Acting Chief Inspector Minchenberg said.