NZ bikie refused entry to WA and sent home

Picture: Stock image.
Picture: Stock image.

A MEMBER of an infamous New Zealand outlaw motorcycle gang has been deported from Perth on the basis he posed a risk to the community.

A patched member of New Zealand’s notorious Head Hunters bikie gang has been refused entry into Perth, with Australian Border Force saying he was sent home due to the risk he posed to the Australian community.

The 36-year-old man arrived on a flight from Auckland on Friday and was refused immigration clearance after his gang membership was confirmed.

He was detained and transferred to Perth Immigration Detention Centre before being flown back to New Zealand on Sunday.

ABF Regional Commander for WA Rod O’Donnell said any non-citizen involved with a criminal organisation, including outlaw motorcycle gangs, could expect to have their Australian visa cancelled on arrival and be removed from the country.

“The ABF maintains a strong focus on working with its law enforcement partners in disrupting the activities of outlaw motorcycle gangs in the ongoing fight to protect the Australian community,” he said.

Five international members and associates of the Gypsy Jokers OMCG from Germany, Norway and Spain were also refused entry to Australia by ABF officers at Perth Airport in April this year.

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