raided over drug ring - 26th May 2004
Simultaneous dawn raids on properties in three states
has exposed a $22-million amphetamine network allegedly
organised by five bikie gangs, police said today.
350 police raided 26 properties in NSW and South Australia
early this morning, with 17 people being arrested.
properties were raided in Queensland but there was
of the raids were undertaken by 200 officers on 11
homes in the central-western NSW town of Dubbo, where
the operation was allegedly based.
will allege five bikie gangs - the Rebels, Nomads,
Gypsy Jokers, Hells Angels and Finks - are part of
a network manufacturing drugs such as cannabis and
speed worth about $22 million.
drugs were then being distributed by truck drivers,
police will allege.
have) identified a criminal network with links to
outlaw motorcycle gangs," NSW Drug Squad's Wayne
Gordon said today.
raided in NSW were at Dubbo, Wellington, Gilgandra,
Sydney and Port Stephens.
men and two women were arrested and charged with drugs
offences. They were to appear in Dubbo Local Court
men were arrested in SA after nine houses were raided
in Adelaide and east of Adelaide.
were expected to appear in Adelaide Local Court today,
charged with drug offences.
raid bikies over $22m drug ring - 26th May 2004