Police charge bikie, woman over drugs, gun, $158k cash
POLICE have charged a Hells Angels OMCG patched member and a woman after allegedly finding Methylamphetamine, a semi-automatic handgun and $158,000 cash at a Surfers Paradise home.
Detectives from State Crime Command's Taskforce Maxima executed the search warrant on Saturday.
A 40-year-old man from New South Wales and patched Hells Angels OMCG member has been charged with two counts each of possession a dangerous drug, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of property used in the commission of a crime.
He was also charged with one count each of, possession of property suspected of being tainted, possession of drug utensils and use of a place for drug offences.
A 28-year-old woman from Mermaid Beach has been charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon; and one count each of possession of a dangerous drug, possession of property used in the commission of a crime, possession of drug utensils and use of a place for drug offences.
The man and woman are scheduled to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court this morning.
Taskforce Commander Detective Superintendent Mick Niland said the search brought another dangerous firearm off Queensland's streets.
"Last week we saw the seizure of a dozen firearms, shortened firearms and weapons of all types seized from members and associates of outlaw motorcycle gangs," he said.
"The seizure of unlawful firearms is significant for the Queensland Police Service and community.
"It begs the question why do OMCG members and associates need firearms and weapons when they state that they are nothing more than a brotherhood of motorcyclists?"