The Victoria and Queensland police has undertaken operation targeting Finks Bikie gang, suspecting the gang with involvement in drugs and firearm manufacturing.
ABC online reports that “firearms, drugs and drug-making equipment have been seized” following a raid made by police at the Melbourne clubhouse of the Finks outlaw motorcycle club.
The site also adds that Echo Taskforce detectives have “executed 20 warrants in Lilydale, Monbulk, Edithvale, Endeavour hills, Ringwood, Croydon North, Carnegie, Chirnside, and Park.”
Notably, last year in June, a hand gun and a stash of cash were seized from Finks bike members during a raid in a Ballarat Hotel.
To keep a strict vigilance on the Finks, Operation Irrevocable was set up. It was suspected that the gang was involved in criminal activities including attempt to kidnap, drug trafficking, firearm offenses and burglaries. The attempted kidnap was done when a former club member arrived in court to face drug charges.
“It’s the culmination of a four month investigation into the organized criminal activities of the Finks Outlaw Motorcycle gang,” Superintendent Peter De Santo said.
He further remarked, “arrested this morning the state president, state sergeant-at-arms and the state treasurer. We’ve seized property from 15 premises”.
From these raids clandestine laboratories, firearms and many stolen vehicles were seized.
The rise of criminal activities by the various bike gangs in Australia has become alarming as it has been speculated that Islamist Jihadist groups have collaborated with these outlaw motorcycle gangs.
As reported by Daily Mail, police raids and the terror laws encouraged the hate crimes against Muslims and this in turn left many young men from this community disillusioned. New South wells assistant Police Commissioner Clive Small said that these gangs give them the scope to revolt against Australian Authorities.