A man police allege is the sergeant at arms of the Ballina chapter of the Rebels Motorcycle Club appeared in Southport Magistrates Court yesterday to face a range of new police charges.
Police raided the Bangalow home of Jamie Adams, 31, on January 28, seizing marijuana, guns and money, and alleged the property was used as a clandestine methamphetamine lab.
They also arrested Mr Adams on the same day on the Gold Coast.
Following further inquiries by Queensland police attached to strike force Maxima, Adams was rearrested on Wednesday night (April 30) and charged under Queensland law as a ‘vicious lawless associate’ and being in possession of methamphetamines and cocaine.
He was also charged with possession of explosives and drug driving.
In a statement, acting detective superintendent Brendan Smith of Taskforce Maxima said the operation ‘reflects the ongoing co-operation between Queensland and NSW police’.
‘These gangs attempt to exploit state borders in an attempt hamper law-enforcement efforts, but the success of this operation obviously illustrates law enforcement works together to successfully target their criminal activity regardless of where they live and operate,’ he added.
Mr Adams was denied bail and is due to reappear in court on May 8.