Man charged, vehicle seized during Hells Angels OMCG run

A man has been charged, a vehicle seized and over $80,000 in Sheriff’s Office warrants executed following a run through Melbourne’s outer northern suburbs yesterday by the Hells Angels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG).

The VIPER and Echo taskforces and police from North West Metro Region intercepted around 22 riders at a vehicle checkpoint in Campbellfield on Thursday, 25 April.

29 OMCG members and associates were checked, and as a result:

• A 49-year-old Pakenham man was charged with possess drug of dependence,

• 24 preliminary breath tests were conducted,

• Two unroadworthy notices were issued,

• One Firearm Prohibition Order compliance search was conducted,

• Two motorcycles were issued with unroadworthy notices, and

• Nine Environmental Protection Agency notices were issued.

The 49-year-old Pakenham man, a patched members of the Hells Angels OMCG, was bailed to appear at Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court on 3 September.

17 people with over 221 outstanding warrants worth more than $230,000 were dealt with, including service of seven day notices which will be followed up by the Sheriff.

One vehicle belonging to a member of the Rebels OMCG, driven by a Hells Angels OMCG associate was detained.

An additional two vehicles were clamped by the Sheriff’s Office.

Victoria Police will continue to work with other law enforcement agencies as part of a national approach to OMCG enforcement.

Quotes attributable to Detective Inspector Craig Darlow, VIPER Taskforce:

“The collaborative effort with our partner agencies ensures we are able to relentlessly disrupt these gangs to further prevent and respond to organised crime in our state.

“Our collective commitment to make Victoria safer and hold criminal groups to account is unwavering.”

Anyone with information about OMCG activity is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at

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