Finks bikie busted for drugs in Tweed police sting

TWEED Police busted a man they believe is a member of the Finks motorcycle gang with 231 cannabis plants and 20kg of harvested leaf at Doon Doon yesterday.

A 50-year-old Uki man was arrested and charged with cultivation of a prohibited plant and possession and supply of a prohibited drug after a search warrant was executed.

Officers from Tweed Byron Local Area Command, assisted by Strike Forces Raptor and Cribb, located the plants on the property and 20kg of harvested leaf in a house on the property.

The man was bailed conditionally to appear at Murwillumbah Court on November 6.

Last week My Daily News reported tough new laws in Queensland aimed at criminal bikie gangs would likely push offenders over the border into the Tweed Shire.

Bond University criminologist and former Queensland police officer Terry Goldsworthy said it was a no-brainer.

"Why wouldn't you drive 5km from Burleigh (into NSW) where the laws don't apply?" he said.

"They may move their clubhouses to circumnavigate the law. They will come across the border as individuals to access the Gold Coast.

"If you put pressure on crime in one area it moves to another. It's called crime displacement."

The scene of the crime at Doon Doon.
The scene of the crime at Doon Doon.
NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione recently called for a national approach so that "those that are involved in activity can run but there will be nowhere to hide".

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