Hells Angels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang member charged, vehicle seized during bikie run in Victoria

Elisia Seeber
The Nightly
Victoria Police said the VIPER and Echo taskforces and police from the North West Metro Region intercepted around 22 riders at a vehicle checkpoint in Campbellfield on April 25.
Victoria Police said the VIPER and Echo taskforces and police from the North West Metro Region intercepted around 22 riders at a vehicle checkpoint in Campbellfield on April 25. Credit: Victoria Police

A number of Hells Angels bikies have landed in hot water after police interrupted one of the outlaw motorcycle gang’s runs in Melbourne’s outer northern suburbs on Thursday.

A patched member was charged, a vehicle was seized and over $80,000 in Sheriff’s Office warrants were executed when police stopped the run.

Victoria Police said the VIPER and Echo taskforces and police from the North West Metro Region intercepted around 22 riders at a vehicle checkpoint in Campbellfield on April 25.

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Police checked 29 Hells Angels members and associates, resulting in a 49-year-old Pakenham man being charged with possession of a drug of dependence.

Two unroadworthy notices were issued, one firearm prohibition order compliance search was conducted, and two motorcycles were issued with unroadworthy notices. Nine Environmental Protection Agency notices were also handed out.

Victoria Police said the VIPER and Echo taskforces and police from the North West Metro Region intercepted around 22 riders at a vehicle checkpoint in Campbellfield on April 25.
Victoria Police said the VIPER and Echo taskforces and police from the North West Metro Region intercepted around 22 riders at a vehicle checkpoint in Campbellfield on April 25. Credit: Victoria Police

The 49-year-old Pakenham man, a patched member of the Hells Angels OMCG, was bailed to appear at Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court on September 3.

A further 17 members and associates with over 221 outstanding warrants worth more than $230,000 were dealt with, including the service of seven-day notices which will be followed up by the Sheriff.

Victoria Police said the VIPER and Echo taskforces and police from the North West Metro Region intercepted around 22 riders at a vehicle checkpoint in Campbellfield on April 25.
Victoria Police said the VIPER and Echo taskforces and police from the North West Metro Region intercepted around 22 riders at a vehicle checkpoint in Campbellfield on April 25. Credit: Victoria Police

One vehicle belonging to a member of the Rebels gang, driven by a Hells Angels associate was also detained and two vehicles were clamped by the Sheriff’s Office.

Detective Inspector Craig Darlow from the VIPER task force said the collaborative effort with partner agencies ensured they could “relentlessly disrupt these gangs to further prevent and respond to organised crime in our state”.

“Our collective commitment to make Victoria safer and hold criminal groups to account is unwavering,” he said.

Anyone with information about OMCG activity is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppers.com.au

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