Further brakes on motorcycle gangsFour new measures aimed at disrupting the activities of outlaw motorcycle gangs have been announced by the Government.
The initiatives will form part of the Federal and State Governments' coordinated effort to thwart the gangs.
They include linking the multi-Agency Anti-Gang Intelligence Coordination Centre (AGICC) with the future National Border Targeting Centre (NBTC) through staff exchanges and data sharing; identifying cross-border gang movements; supporting Federal and State police anti-gang operations at the border and analysing trade data to identify gang linkages for intelligence purposes.
Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison said the Government's initiatives would enable an enhanced level of cooperation between Federal and State partners to tighten the grip on organised crime.
“The sharing and leveraging of information available from other law enforcement Agencies will improve the likelihood of detections at the border and act as a strong deterrent to organised criminal syndicates involved in illicit importations,” Mr Morrison said.
“Immigration and Customs personnel will provide quality intelligence and resources to actively target illegal goods brought into this country and to help disrupt and inhibit the movement of outlaw motorcycle gang members.”
He said the Department of Immigration and Border Protection had posted officers with the AGICC as well as collaborating closely with other State, Federal, Commonwealth and international Agencies in order to work with law enforcement partners and share information and intelligence to assist in the disruption of the outlaw motorcycle gangs.
Edition 386, 5 November 2013