Hells Angels seek drug foothold in Queensland
A TOP cop vows not to let up on gangs despite membership at record lows, with feared groups the Comancheros and Hells Angels pushing to establish Gold Coast turf.
The Hells Angels are "problematic" and a "challenge", according to Queensland's top bikie police officer Mick Niland.
The international heavyweights of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) world have long battled for a slice of the Gold Coast's lucrative drug scene.
The Hells Angels previously didn't have any turf on the Gold Coast but have moved in since other clubs scattered.
Their activities took a hit earlier this year when the state Crime and Corruption Commission busted open an alleged Main Beach cocaine and ice trafficking racket linked to the gang.
However, police gave members a free ride through Waterford after a senior member's funeral despite the en masse blast breaching strict laws against gathering in groups of more than three.