Queensland Police monitor barber shop openings for bikie links

New barber shops are coming under the microscope as police hunt for links to bikie clubs and organised crime.

One barber who asked to remain anonymous said bikie involvement was “rampant” and bringing “negative heat” to the industry.

Acting Detective Inspector Ian Galpin, of the Major and Organised Crime Squad, said police frequently probed businesses for organised crime links.

He said barber shops were often cash businesses and provided opportunities for money laundering.

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