The alleged kingpin behind an interstate drug syndicate, Ivan Tesic, will be extradited from NSW to face a Queensland court on Thursday.
The alleged mastermind of an extensive Gold Coast drug ring is being extradited to Queensland.
Ivan Tesic, 43, was arrested on Friday at Sydney Airport and will be flown to the Gold Coast to appear in the Southport court on Thursday.
He is alleged to have links to four criminal bikie gangs and will be charged under the state’s anti-bikie legislation.
Police allege the 43-year-old is the king of the syndicate, which ran the drugs in modified cars from Sydney to be sold in Surfers Paradise clubs, one of which Tesic part owned.
Police at the weekend closed down a 19-month investigation targeting the Gold Coast’s party scene after three days of raids.
To date, 152 people have been arrested, including 37 alleged outlaw bikies and associates.
Among others arrested were nightclub owner and property developer Jamie Pickering as well as Bandidos members Joshua Downey and Ricky Chapman.
Tesic has been handed over to Queensland detectives after a brief extradition hearing in a Sydney court on Wednesday.
If convicted he faces up to an extra 25 years on top of his sentence under the bikie laws.