Four people have been charged and an outlaw motorcycle gang’s clubhouse has been dismantled following an investigation in the state’s Riverina region.
In February this year, officers from Murrumbidgee Police District established Strike Force Yatama to investigate the ongoing activity of the Mid State chapter of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) throughout the district.
Following extensive inquiries, investigators executed search warrants at two homes in Leeton from 9am yesterday (Thursday 23 June 2022).
Investigators were assisted by specialist officers from Southern Region Operations Support Group and South East Region Enforcement Squad.
Two men – aged 48 and 45 – were arrested at a home on Coolamon Street and a business on Toorak Road respectively.
During the searches, police located a clubhouse in a detached shed of the Coolamon Street property.
The clubhouse was dismantled, and police seized a large amount of Bandidos OMCG paraphernalia including clothing, vests, insignia, patches and memorabilia.
Motorcycles, physical documentation, knives, electronic devices and storage devices were also seized. All items will undergo further examination.
The men were taken to Leeton Police Station, where they were both charged with participate criminal group contribute criminal activity and demand property with menaces with intent to steal.
The men – who police allege are members of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang – were refused bail to appear before Griffith Local Court today (Friday 24 June 2022).
Later that day, a 39-year-old man and 37-year-old woman were arrested at Narrandera Police Station about 6pm.
They were both also charged with participate criminal group contribute criminal activity, and demand property with menaces with intent to steal.
The man was refused bail to appear before Wagga Wagga Local Court today while the woman was granted conditional bail to appear before Narrandera Local Court on Friday 19 August 2022.
Investigations under Strike Force Yatama continue.
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