GANG Crime Squad detectives charged a man overnight in relation to approximately 2kg of methamphetamine which was allegedly found in the spare tyre of a car being driven by a man police believe has links to the Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang.
About 10:20pm last night (February 3), a Ute of interest to detectives was stopped on Lyall Street in Redcliffe.
The Mitsubishi Triton Ute, which detectives believe was driven to Western Australia from New South Wales, was searched and it will be alleged approximately 2kg of methamphetamine and $96,040 cash was located concealed inside the spare tyre.
The driver of the Ute, a 38-year-old man from Diamond Beach, New South Wales, who has links to the Rebels OMCG, was arrested and a search warrant was executed at the motel he was staying at in Rivervale where further items of interest to the operation were seized.
The 38-year-old was charged with possessing a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply (methamphetamine), possession of stolen or unlawfully obtained property (cash) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was refused bail and is due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court today, Monday, February 4.
A WA Police Force spokesman said the seizure of 2kg of methamphetamine further highlights the link between outlaw motorcycle gangs and the distribution of illicit drugs in the community.
“The criminal operations conducted by outlaw motorcycle gangs, their members and their associates, are driven by greed and profit,” the spokesman said.
“There is little regard shown for the damage the drugs cause in the community and WA Police Force will continue to work with interstate and
federal law enforcement agencies to target their criminal operations.”
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