Officers from State Crime Command’s Organised Crime Gangs Group took action against 21 Bandido OMCG members during the gang’s National Run this past weekend, Queensland Police say.
The national run was attended by almost 200 Bandidos members from across Australia and ended in Tasmania over the weekend.
As part of the National Taskforce Morpheus, officers from the Organised Crime Gangs Group’s Taskforce Maxima and other specialist QPS officers joined police jurisdictions from across the country to work alongside Tasmania Police as a joint response to the event.
During the event all riders were intercepted as part of the police operation, with 21 pre-emptive official consorting warning orders served on Queensland-based Bandido members prior to their departure.
“The warning orders were issued to all riders from Queensland who took part in the event as it is an offence under Queensland Serious and Organised Crime legislation to consort with other members who may be recognised offenders. A national run is certainly no exception to this rule and we will monitor and take action against any groups who blatantly ignore our laws.
“Our resolve is strong and we will continue to work across Queensland and interstate to target the OMCGs and their criminal activities. We are a force on our own, but even stronger when we work with our partner agencies to target these gangs,” Detective Superintendent Roger Lowe of State Crime Command’s Organised Crime Gangs Group said.