Palaszczuk government's OMCG crackdown sees more taskforce maxima arrests

Published: Comments:
Law & Safety Political Queensland Government

This is an archived copy of an article. It is online for informational purposes only.

Police Minister Mark Ryan said the arrests of two men on the Gold Coast yesterday, including a confirmed OMCG member, was another example of the outstanding success of Taskforce Maxima.

A police search of a stolen Mercedes SUV at Robina located Mongols OMCG patches in the front of the car and a suitcase containing 44 designer dresses with price and security tags still attached, in the rear of the car.

“The Palaszczuk Government’s tough, new laws are disrupting and dismantling outlaw motorcycle gangs and organised crime networks across the state,” Mr Ryan said.

“Taskforce Maxima and other specialist units have remained relentless in their pursuit of organised crime with these new laws and are continuing to exploit every opportunity to target criminal networks.

“We are already seeing great things from Queensland Police regarding the wearing of prohibited items in public.

“I have been informed by the Police Commissioner that this new law, banning colours and patches associated to an Outlaw Motorcycle Group, is having a considerable impact.”

“The Palaszczuk Government’s Serious and Organised Crime Amendment Bill 2016, passed in the Queensland Parliament last year, will see some of the toughest laws across the country come into effect over the coming month.

“The Palaszczuk Government is giving police the resources they need to tackle serious and organised crime,” Minister Ryan said.

“We have invested more than $62 million to give our law enforcement agencies the tools and technology they need to tackle organised crime, including child exploitation, boiler room fraud, drug trafficking and overt criminal groups, such as outlaw motorcycle gangs.”

Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrective Services
The Honourable Mark Ryan

Queensland Police :
Police Headquarters, 200 Roma Street, Brisbane, Queensland Wide
07 3364 6464
1800 333 000
07 3236 2359
Queensland Police
Showing 4 recent articles for this business
More police hit the beat to crack down on crime 13 October 2017 | Up to 78 First Year Constables will hit the beat across the State over the coming months as the Queensland Police Service continues to crack down crime. More information...
Palaszczuk Government in Wide Bay to thank emergency services for hard efforts during recent severe weather events 03 October 2017 | Acting Police, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Dr Anthony Lynham visited the Bundaberg and Hervey Bay communities today following the severe weather events that impacted the Wide Bay region over the long... More information...
Kingaroy Police Station opens its doors 29 June 2017 | This very station services just over 10,000 residents from Wooroolin in the north, Dangore and Goodger in the south, Kingaroy’s main township and rural Booie in the east. More information...
Taskforce Maxima strikes again 17 May 2017 | Further charges laid by Queensland’s renowned Taskforce Maxima has sent another strong message to Outlaw Motor Cycle Gangs and their associates – get out now or suffer the consequences. More information...

comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service