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Court hears Mongols bikie threat: "I will find you'

A GLADSTONE woman whose life was allegedly threatened by a Mongols gang member has been kept in jail to stop her fleeing for her safety, the Gladstone Magistrates Court has heard.

During an unsuccessful bail application by Chantel Marie Dunnet, arrested on a charge of trafficking ice for the Mongols outlaw motorcycle gang, magistrate Penelope Hay read police facts that stated bikie Clarence Kercher sent a message to Dunnet threatening: "to cave in her head. Think you can hide? I will find you, jump on your f--king head until your brains come out".

Refusing bail, Ms Hay said this threat to Dunnet's safety might be cause for her to flee the Gladstone area and she had no family ties here.

 

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Ms Hay found a prima facie case existed against Dunnet, 42, although the police allegation of ongoing trafficking was not precisely detailed.

Dunnet, a New Zealand citizen, was charged with trafficking in dangerous drugs, and possession of cash, $2480 suspected of being proceeds of a drug offence.

Ms Hay said police did phone intercepts and vehicle intercepts after identifying drugs were being transported from a 

known Mongol's member to Dunnet.

Defence lawyer Jun Pepito had argued that police facts before the court did not give particulars of the alleged offences and police needed to detail their evidence.

Police opposed bail with prosecutor Sgt Merrilyn Hoskins saying telephone intercepts showed Dunnet had been getting drugs from the Mongols then "on-selling" in Gladstone, which formed the basis of the trafficking charge. Police allege she continued trafficking despite earlier drug matters going before the court.

Sgt Hoskins said intercepts showed evidence of Dunnet being in contact with Kercher from the Mongols and drugs were en route to Gladstone.

Tick sheets and (drug) cones had also been found at her home and police also found a man there who "just had a shot of methamphetamine".

When refused bail Dunnet began crying out, pleading desperately with the magistrate to grant her bail.

Dunnet called out from the dock saying she was not in danger and the threat was to her partner, not to herself.

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