Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Oz crackdown on Bikies continues in Victoria

Police raid the Hells Angels clubhouse at Seaford, south east of Melbourne, on October 10, 2013. The raid was one of 60 across Victoria
Victoria's bikie crackdown continues, with new laws banning all convicted criminals from associating with one another set to go before State Parliament this week. When the Hells Angels were evicted from a Seaford property last week, the aim was to bust the gang's private meeting place.

The Victorian government is now trying to stop them meeting anywhere.
Victoria follows NSW and South Australia in introducing these type of laws. In NSW, a person can be jailed or up to three years if caught speaking to a convicted criminal on two occasions, after already receiving a police warning. In South Australia, police need only the suspicion that a person is consorting with an organised crime figure to pursue a charge.

This year, the SA government also made 17 groups including the Hells Angels and Rebels outright illegal organisations.