Labels: Bandidos sergeant-at-arms arrested over Broadbeach bikie brawl
DETECTIVES have charged yet another bikie over last year’s infamous Broadbeach brawl. Officers from the crack bikie squad Taskforce Maxima on Saturday arrested the national sergeant-at-arms of the Bandidos at Beenleigh for his role in the now-infamous stoush on September 27 last year. His arrest takes the number charged over the fracas, which saw bikies brawling in the middle of the Broadbeach restaurant precinct in front of stunned tourists before storming Southport Police Station, to 31. The shocking incident was the catalyst for the Newman government’s fierce crackdown on outlaw motorcycle gangs. The 39-year-old Bandido has been charged with one count of rioting and is expected to appear at the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Monday. Detective Inspector Brendan Smith of Taskforce Maxima said, “Today’s arrest shows we will be relentless in our efforts to investigate all aspects of the Broadbeach incident,” he said. “The passage of time does not affect our resolve.” The other 30 bikies already charged are facing trial on the Gold Coast later this year.