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Gladstone on board as police ordered to check every bikie

Gladstone intercepted 10 Black Uhlans motorcycle gang members at Iveragh.
Gladstone intercepted 10 Black Uhlans motorcycle gang members at Iveragh. Contributed by Gladstone Police

QUEENSLAND police have been ordered to intercept every bikie even if the rider is doing nothing wrong.

Brisbane media outlets report officers have been told to pull over every single bikie they can to help collate intelligence on criminal motorcycle gang activity.

A club chapter ride on Wednesday delivered the Black Uhlans and other criminal motorcycle gangs a taste of what's to come in the State Government crackdown, after a 10-strong bikie contingent was intercepted by police at Iveragh, between Benaraby and Miriam Vale..

Riders were subjected to identification and outstanding warrant checks by officers from Gladstone, Rockhampton and regional centres, after public information about the Black Uhlans' national run tipped them off.

All 10 members were spoken to and were co-operative.

Gladstone Police Patrol Inspector Darren Somerville said the tip-off had assisted officers as the statewide crackdown continued to ramp up.

"We received information from the public that Black Uhlans members would be travelling south on their national run, so we were able to gather police from throughout Gladstone and some from Rockhampton and were able to intercept them at Iveragh," he said.

"Checks were conducted in relation to whether they were wanted by police and their identification was also checked."

But Rockhampton criminal lawyer Doug Winning, who has represented bikies before, said it is not yet illegal for groups of motorcycle club members to ride together.

He objected to Wednesday's display by police.

"Unless they were exercising some other traffic laws, I don't see how they can pull these guys up," Mr Winning said.

No offences were detected at the Iveragh interception. However, Insp Somerville said intelligence had been gathered by officers in attendance.

Assistant Commissioner for Central Region Mike Condon said as well as these overt tactics, long-term, covert investigations were ongoing as police identified exact numbers of members and associates, as different regions worked together to put the heat on bikies.

"There are approximately 230 CMG members throughout Central region," he said.

"These gangs will not be able to move without some sort of police attention."

 The interception followed a similar crackdown in Warwick on Tuesday, when dozens of police officers converged on the Life and Death Motorcycle club.

Again, no offences were detected by police.

The Black Uhlans are one of four bikie gangs to have set up shop in Gladstone, with a clubhouse at 85 Hanson Rd, in the heart of Gladstone's industrial centre, housing about two dozen members known to police.

Gladstone police intercepted 10 Black Uhlans motorcycle gang members at Iveragh on their way south.
Gladstone police intercepted 10 Black Uhlans motorcycle gang members at Iveragh on their way south. Contributed by Gladstone Police

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