Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Gang Members in Court

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Gang Members in Court

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THE men accused of being the key players in the Coffs Harbour chapter of the Lone Wolf Outlaw Motorcycle Gang are before the courts facing a raft of drug supply, violence and firearm charges.

Fourteen gang members and associates arrested by police under Strike Force Oriental have this week been publicly named.

The men are facing almost 70 charges in the wake of their arrests during simultaneous dawn raids in Coffs Harbour, Coramba, Middle Boambee, Sawtell and Toormina on April 4.

Police allege the gang of bikies and their associates coordinated drug supply on the Coffs Coast and were behind a series of violent offences, including a home invasion in Cook Dr where three people were seriously injured. It's also alleged two of the men were found with illegal handguns. During the raids police seized a .345 revolver and a semi-automatic 9mm pistol.

FACTBOX

The men arrested under Strike Force Oriental are:

James Mark Fletcher charged with demand property with menace with intent to steal and robbery, participate in a criminal group assist criminal activity, aggravated break and enter commit a serious indictable offence, deal with the proceeds of crime, cause grievous bodily harm to a person with intent, two counts of supply a prohibited drug, knowingly take part in the supply of drugs, four counts of use a carriage service to threaten serious harm and one count of use a carriage service to threaten to kill.

Neville John Luck charged with participate in a criminal group assist criminal activity and supply a prohibited drug.

Paul John Pincham charged with participate in a criminal group assist criminal activity, knowingly take part in the supply of a prohibited drug, two counts of supply a prohibited drug and dealing with the suspected proceeds of crime, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and aggravated robbery.

Saia Finau Militoni charged with participate in a criminal group assist criminal activity, aggravated break and enter commit a serious indictable offence. …

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