News.com.au: Queensland police ordered to intercept all bikies, even if not suspected of an offence
QUEENSLAND police officers have been ordered to intercept every bikie even if the rider is doing nothing wrong.
Officers have been told to pull over every single bikie they can to help collate intelligence on criminal motorcycle gang activity.
Ten members of the Black Uhlans Motorcycle gang in Gladstone were intercepted yesterday morning, and though they were minding their own business, their club colours were enough to attract police attention.
Capricornia District Acting Detective Inspector Ben Carroll said while no offences had been committed, police were able to gather intelligence on the gang's operations.
``When bikie members are seen wearing club colours, police will intercept them to gather intelligence and take any enforcement action they see necessary,'' he said.
Det Insp Carroll said the 10 Black Uhlan bikies were riding south along the Bruce Highway and appeared to be bound for a national run in Scone, NSW.
While Queensland's bikie crackdown is largely focused on the Gold Coast, regional areas are also home to large numbers of criminal motorcycle gang members.
Det Insp Carroll said mining areas were hotspots for bikies peddling drugs because of the high number of workers with high disposable incomes.
In Gladstone and Rockhampton alone, there are chapters of the Black Uhlans, Rebels and Outlaws motorcycle gangs.
Since the crackdown began, police in the area have pulled over 50 bikies, Det Insp Carroll said.
Also on Wednesday, police executed a search warrant at Kingston, near Logan, and arrested a 25-year-old Bandido.
He was allegedly in possession of steroids and 9mm ammunition.
Earlier, police arrested another two members of the Bandidos over a brawl at a Broadbeach restaurant on September 27.
A 25-year-old man from Camp Hill and a 27-year-old Moorooka man were both charged with rioting after surrendering to investigators at Southport.
The pair are expected to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court today.