Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Media release

Four bikies refused entry to Australia

Four outlaw motorcycle gang members have been intercepted and removed after attempting to enter Australia.

The four men arrived at Brisbane Airport on flights from Auckland on the evening of Friday 26 August and were planning to attend the funeral of a senior member of the Hell's Angels in Queensland.

On arrival they were stopped and questioned by Australian Border Force officers who identified that the men were outlaw motorcycle gang members with significant criminal histories. The officers assessed that the men posed a risk to the Australian community and they immediately detained and expeditiously removed them from the country within 48 hours of their arrival.

The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said the ABF remain vigilant to incoming travellers who might pose a threat to the Australian community.  

"Criminal bikie groups do pose a significant threat to our community and are known to be involved in serious criminal activity including drug trafficking and violent crime," Mr Dutton said.

"No one is above the law and this Government is determined to use every asset at our disposal to target outlaw motorcycle gangs and their associates and stop them operating within Australia."

The Government is committed to protecting the Australian community from those involved in serious criminal activity.