Superintendent Stuart Wilkins says police have run bikies out of the Tweed.
Superintendent Stuart Wilkins says police have run bikies out of the Tweed. Nolan Verheij-Full

Police seize firearms, drugs in Tweed bikie crackdown

Police on Friday unveiled details of the 10-day operation, which finished on Thursday, and resulted in eight people being arrest on 30 charges.

A cannon that was confiscated from bikies in Tweed.
A cannon that was confiscated from bikies in Tweed. Nolan Verheij-Full

Most significantly, two outlaw motorcycle gang clubhouses were dismantled in Tweed.

Tweed-Byron Commander Superintendent Stuart Wilkins hailed the operation a success.

"We have been successful in our approach to disrupting outlaw motorcycle gangs," Supt Wilkins said.

"If they pop their head up, they will be targetted."

The operation was a joint initiative between the NSW Police (Strike force Raptor), Queensland Police (Taskforce Maxima), Federal Police (National Anti Gangs Squad), plus the Tweed cops and dog squad.

It also resulted in five firearms being seized, 46 traffic infringements, drugs seized, six search warrants and six businesses inspected.

Taskforce Maxima Commander Mick Niland added: "There are no borders in the fight against gangs."

Andrew Donoghoe, Stuart Wilkins, Mick Niland and Jeff Loy at the interstate police crackdown on bikies conference in Tweed Heads. Photo: Nolan Verheij-Full / Daily News
Andrew Donoghoe, Stuart Wilkins, Mick Niland and Jeff Loy at the interstate police crackdown on bikies conference in Tweed Heads. Photo: Nolan Verheij-Full / Daily News Nolan Verheij-Full


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