Police raid bikies over $22m drug ring

Police raid bikies over $22m drug ring - 26th May 2004
(Credit: The Sydney Morning Herald)

Hundreds of police have arrested 17 people today in raids in three states linked to a suspected $22 million bikie gang amphetamine network.

Police in NSW, Queensland and South Australia conducted simultaneous dawn raids on 26 properties, 11 of which were in Dubbo in central western NSW.

Police will allege bikie gangs the Rebels, Nomads, Gypsy Jokers, Hells Angels and Sphinks are part of an amphetamine manufacturing network whose drugs are then distributed by truck drivers.

Properties raided in New South Wales were at Dubbo, Wellington, Gilgandra, Sydney and Port Stephens.

Police say 11 men and two women were arrested and charged with drugs offences and will appear in Dubbo local court today.

Four men were arrested in South Australia after nine houses were raided in Adelaide and the city's east of Adelaide.

They are expected to appear in Adelaide local court today, charged with drug offences.

Meanwhile, in Queensland, police raided two properties but found no one there.


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