Senior bikie gang member charged with drug distribution

Lachlan Roberts 23 May 2019

A 27-year-old Coombs man was arrested at his workplace on Wednesday. Photo: Supplied.

A senior Comanchero member has been charged with drug distribution offences following a four-month joint investigation into the supply of drugs in the ACT.

In February, ACT Criminal Investigations, with assistance from the National Anti-Gangs Squad, commenced a joint investigation into the activities of a senior Comanchero criminal motorcycle gang member.

On Wednesday (22 May), officers from ACT Policing, the National Anti-Gangs Squad, National Canine Operations and NSW Police executed search warrants at three homes in the ACT and in NSW.

Police seized around 300 grams of Methylamphetamine, 30 grams of cocaine and 30 grams of MDMA with a total estimated street value of $154,000.

A sample of the drugs seized during the raid. Photo: Supplied.

A 27-year-old Coombs man, who is a patch member within the ACT Comanchero gang, was arrested at his workplace and charged with eight counts of trafficking a commercial quantity of a controlled drug.

He is expected to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court today (23 May).

Superintendent Moller said the investigation was active and ongoing and he expected further arrests. File photo.

Detective Superintendent Scott Moller said the arrest and drug seizure represented a significant blow to the distributors.

“It is clear this man was part of a wider criminal network which was distributing drugs both in the ACT and in surrounding regions of NSW,” he said.

“The investigation with our partners is very much ongoing and criminal networks linked to this offender in the ACT and NSW remain our focus.”

Anyone who may have any information about the sale of drugs in the ACT is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously.

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