Mandurah Mongrel Mob bikie Gramdito Eduard Chacone (36) charged with meth possession

Mandurah Mongrel Mob bikie Gramdito Eduard Chacone (36) charged with meth possession

A SENIOR Mongrel Mob bikie has been arrested after police allegedly found a large quantity of methamphetamine and cash at his Halls Head home.

Gang Crime Squad charged the 36-year-old man after a warrant was executed at his home address on Wednesday, August 22.

Gramdito Eduard Chacone (36) appeared in a Perth court on Wednesday, August 23.

According to police, Mr Chacone had his bail refused and was remanded in custody at Hakea Prison awaiting legal advice.

They allege that about 380 grams of methamphetamine was located, along with about $70,000 in cash.

A freezing notice has been issued for cash and other assets.

Several motorcycles and a vintage car have been seized as part of further inquiries.

The man, who is a senior member of the Mongrel Mob in Australia, has been charged with possessing a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply and possession of stolen property.

Serious and Organised Crime Squad Detective Superintendent Kim Massam said that Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs remain a focus for the WA Police Force as they are frequently linked to criminal acts committed in our community.

“This work is ongoing and gang members should be on notice that the Gang Crime Squad will not rest in its efforts to target criminal activity,” Detective Superintendent Massam said.

The Mongrel Mob originated in New Zealand and began establishing a foothold in Australia’s eastern states in 2017.

Earlier this year, members of the club were sent back to New Zealand after they arrived in Perth.

Mr Chacone will reappear in Mandurah Magistrates Court on September 21.