Guns, drugs and cash have been seized in a major crackdown on illegal bikie gangs operating on the Queensland-NSW border.
Police say they have shut down every illegal bikie clubhouse on the Queensland-NSW border after a major operation.
Federal police, along with officers from both states, dismantled two bikie clubhouses in the Tweed region and seized guns, illegal drugs, a pill press and cash.
Eight people face 30 charges as a result of the 10-day crackdown, which ended on Thursday.
NSW Superintendent Stuart Wilkins says police have stamped out bikie gangs in the Tweed-Byron region.
“As a result of the 10-day operation, there are currently no operating outlaw motorcycle gang clubhouses in this command,” he told reporters on Friday.
The Finks, Odin’s Warriors, Mongols, and Lone Wolf bikie gangs were targeted in the operation.
It began on March 11 when police simultaneously raided three properties at Banora Point and Tweed Head South in NSW, and in Southport, Queensland.
They seized a pill press, MDMA tablets, cannabis, a white crystal substance believed to be methylamphetamine and a .22 calibre pistol disguised as a cigarette lighter.
The following day, officers served four men with firearms prohibition orders in the Tweed-Byron area.
At the Cabarita Beach home of an alleged Lone Wolf member, police found 64 grams of cocaine, cannabis, MDMA, steroids, cash and ammunition.
Later on Wednesday and Thursday, police searched 23 people and six businesses in Byron Bay, and also issued 46 traffic infringement notices.
Then on Friday night, officers raided the Odin’s Warriors Club house at Tweed Heads where 17 people were drinking at an illegal bar.
Shotgun rounds, 150 bottles of alcohol, cash, a fridge, furniture, a pool table, ticket stubs and bar records were seized. Police also hauled off the bar itself as evidence.
On Saturday, officers zeroed in on the Mongols Clubhouse in Chinderah.
During a raid they seized Mongols paraphernalia, alcohol, bar equipment, a fridge, a pool table, furniture and an extensive sound and lighting system.
On Sunday, a Finks tattoo parlour and two brothels were searched and two guns were found.
Queensland Detective Superintendent Mick Niland said the police were working across the country to disrupt criminal activity.
“There are no borders in the fight against gangs,” Det Supt Niland said.
“This multi-pronged approach with unprecedented level of cooperation between states and the Commonwealth provides an excellent platform to coordinate enforcement actions such as these.”