Police from the Crime Gangs Task Force have arrested and charged six members of the Hells Angels MC.
Police will allege the men met at Bordertown on Friday, February 21 en-route to a National Run in Victoria.
All were charged with one count of being present with two or more “criminal organisation participants”.
Legislation makes it an offence for members of OMC’s from declared “criminal organisations” to be present in public in groups of three or more.
The Hells Angels MC are one of the 10 declared “criminal organisations” under the legislation.
The men charged are:
– a 52-year-old from Old Reynella
– a 31-year-old from Andrews Farm
– a 30-year-old from Gulfview Heights
– a 65-year-old from Morphetville
– a 26-year-old from Parafield Gardens
– a 58-year-old from Marion
The Old Reynella man has been bailed to appear in the Christies Beach Magistrates Court on April 3 while the remaining five have been bailed to appear in the Bordertown Magistrates Court on April 24.
Detective chief inspector Michael Fisher, the officer in charge of the Crime Gangs Task Force, said: “the legislation has had a significant impact on OMC members in terms of their ability to meet, interact and plan their activities.”
“In doing so it has reduced the incidents of public violence and enhanced community safety.
“SAPOL will continue to investigate OMC associations and where sufficient evidence exists will take positive action to ensure community safety is maintained.”
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Source: Border Chronicle