Federal and Victorian governments form joint team to crack down on bikies

Federal and Victorian governments form joint team to crack down on bikies

The Victorian and Federal governments have announced the formation of a new joint strike team, to crack down on outlaw motorcycle gangs.

A team of police officers, an investigator from the tax office, and customs officers, will target Victorian criminal organisations and will report back to a national squad in Canberra.

Victorian Premier Denis Napthine and Federal Justice Minister Michael Keenan have made the announcement this morning.

Mr Napthine says the state government wants to make it very clear there is no place for criminal bikie gangs in Victoria.

Mr Keenan says the operation will also target criminal activities at Australia’s borders, as national gangs often have very strong links with international criminal gangs.

A similar strike team has already been set up in Queensland and one will be announced soon in New South Wales.

 

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