National President of Comanchero OMCG extradited for breach of Serious Crime Prevention Order - Criminal Groups Squad

Friday, 10 February 2023 02:28:08 PM

A senior member of an outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) has been extradited from Queensland, over several alleged breaches of a Serious Crime Prevention Order.

On Friday 1 July 2022, detectives attached to the State Crime Command’s Criminal Groups Squad served a 35-year-old man with a notice of application for a Serious Crime Prevention Order, which was granted by the Supreme Court on Monday 21 November 2022.

An SCPO may contain such prohibitions, restrictions, requirements and other provisions as the court considers appropriate for the purpose of protecting the public by preventing, restricting or disrupting involvement by a person in serious crime related activities.

As part of ongoing SCPO compliance operations, Criminal Groups Squad detectives identified several suspected breaches, and commenced an investigations under Strike Force Vidar.

Following extensive inquiries, the 35-year-old man was arrested by officers from the Gold Coast Major and Organised Crime Squad, Taskforce Maxima, and National Anti-Gangs Squad officers in the presence of strike force detectives at a Benowa Waters property about 6.30am AEST yesterday (Thursday 9 February 2023).

The man was taken to Southport Watchhouse before appearing at the Magistrate’s Court, where NSW detectives applied for, and were granted his extradition to NSW.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Criminal Groups Squad travelled to Queensland and escorted the man to NSW, arriving at Sydney Airport about 12.50pm today (Friday 10 February 2023).

He was taken to Surry Hills Police Station where the outstanding arrest warrant was executed.

He was refused bail to appear at Downing Centre Local Court today.

Police will allege in court that the man – who is the National President of the Comanchero OMCG – had contravened his SCPO by not providing the full address of his temporary accommodation, not providing an intended return date to his primary residence, and possessing/using a communication device with encrypted message capabilities.