Thursday, 21 August 2014

Police dismantle Coffs Harbor and Toormina/Clarence Outlaw gang Clubhouses

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Police dismantle two OMCG clubhouses - Coffs/Clarence LAC

Thursday, 21 August 2014 03:04:02 PM
Police have dismantled two outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) clubhouses and seized alcohol and equipment following raids at Coffs Harbour and Toormina today.
Operation Stapleton, comprising police from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command, was formed to investigate the illegal sale and supply of alcohol from two OMCG clubhouses.
About 10:30am (Thursday 21 August 2014), officers from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command with the assistance of the Dog Unit, Police Rescue Squad, Strike Force Raptor and neighbouring commands conducted simultaneous search warrants at premises in Coffs Harbour and Toormina.
Police will allege an industrial unit on Marcia Street, Coffs Harbour, was being run as the clubhouse for the Rebels OMCG.
It will also be alleged a unit on Hitech Drive, Toormina, was being run as the clubhouse for the Nomads OMCG and in contravention of development applications.
During searches of both premises, police seized large amounts of alcohol, fridges, bars, a dance stage, entertainment equipment, disco lighting, memorabilia, pool tables, cash registers and cash.
The occupiers were not present during the searches. Both clubhouses were dismantled by police with investigators attempting to identify and locate those responsible for the premises.
Coffs/Clarence Local Area Commander, Superintendent Mark Holahan, vowed to continue to shut down illegal premises and organised crime gangs operating in the area.
“These are not legitimate businesses but backdoor bars and nightclubs set up in unsafe environments and in contravention of council development laws,” Supt Holahan said.
“Those involved in running these clubhouses should hand themselves into police now, as it is only a matter of time before we identify and arrest them.
“Let it be known we are committed to ridding the area of organised crime and this operation sends out a strong message that outlaw motorcycle gangs and their members are not welcome here,” Supt Holahan said.

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