Cops hit Rebels with drug charges after raids in Alkimos, Butler and Scarborough

Cops hit Rebels with drug charges after raids in Alkimos, Butler and Scarborough

Gang Crime Squad detectives have charged several people after seizing methylamphetamine, cocaine, cannabis, firearms and cash as part of an investigation into the supply of illicit drugs in WA by members and associates of the Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang.

Detectives on February 21, with the help of the Tactical Response Group, searched a residence in Malleefowl Way, Alkimos. Two men, aged 38 and 29, and a 32-year-old woman were arrested.

Search warrants were then executed at residences linked to the men in Scarborough Beach Road, Scarborough, and Irma Way, Butler.

It will be alleged over 390 grams of meth, two firearms, $3385 cash and other items were seized.

Gang Crime detectives also simultaneously searched residences in The Loop, Edgewater, Grace Street, Scarborough, and a business premises in Glossop Street, Wangara. Two men, aged 44 and 39, were arrested.

It will be alleged more than 160g of cocaine, more than 80g of meth, more than 80g of cannabis, more than $85,000 cash, and other items were seized in these raids.

Five people, including senior members of the Rebels, were charged with serious drug and other offences and refused bail.

Detective Inspector Mark Twamley from the Serious and Organised Crime Division said the alleged drug seizure highlighted the role outlaw motorcycle gangs had in the supply and distribution of illicit drugs in WA.

“WA Police Force is committed to disrupting the criminal networks that operate under the guise of motorcycle clubs and we will continue to focus our efforts on those who bring harmful drugs into our community,” he said.

“As much as they try to conceal their illegal operations, it is seizures such as this that reinforce the importance of maintaining a strong enforcement approach to outlaw motorcycle gangs and the local, interstate and overseas criminal networks they engage with.”

“This operation has seen senior members of the Rebels OMCG arrested and this will have an immediate impact on their ongoing activities.”

Anyone with information regarding the supply of illicit drugs in WA is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Details of people charged:
A 44-year-old man from Edgewater has been charged with:
– Threaten to kill
– Offer to sell or supply cannabis
– Possess prohibited drug with intent to sell/supply (meth)
– Sold cocaine
– Sold meth
– Offer to sell or supply cocaine
– Supplied cocaine
– Possess stolen or unlawfully obtained cash
He was refused bail and appeared in the Joondalup Magistrates Court on Friday, February 22

A 39-year-old Scarborough man has been charged with:
– Offer to sell or supply cannabis
– Possession of cannabis & meth with intent to sell/supply
– Sold cocaine, sold meth
– Offer to sell or supply cocaine
– Supplied cocaine
– Possess prohibited drug
He was refused bail and appeared in the Joondalup Magistrates Court on Friday.

A 38-year-old Scarborough man has been charged with:
– 2 x possess meth with intent to sell/supply
– Having access to weapons and illegal drugs
– Sold meth
– Possess stolen or unlawfully obtained cash
– Possess firearm in circumstances of aggravation
– 2 x possess prohibited drug
– Reckless driving exceeding speed limit by 45km/h
He was refused bail and appeared in the Joondalup Magistrates Court on Friday.

A 29-year-old Alkimos man has been charged with:
– Possess meth with intent to sell/supply
– Possess stolen or unlawfully obtained cash
– Possess unlicensed firearm/ammunition
– 2 x possess drug paraphernalia
– 2 x possess firearm in circumstances of aggravation
– Having access to weapons and illegal drugs
– Steal car and drive recklessly
– Reckless driving
– No authority to drive – suspended
He was refused bail and appeared in the Joondalup Magistrates Court on Friday.

A 32-year-old Butler woman has been charged with:
– Possess meth with intent to sell/supply
– Possess valium with intent to sell/supply
– Possess stolen or unlawfully obtained cash
– Possess drug paraphernalia
She was refused bail and appeared in the Joondalup Magistrates Court on Friday.