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VIDEO: Guns, drugs and cash seized in Rebel raid

POLICE say a gun, ecstasy and cash haul uncovered in Hervey Bay is evidence of continued Rebel bikie activity in the region despite the dismantling of the chapter and destruction of the clubhouse.

A Susan River home was raised by police and a 34-year-old man alleged to be "closely associated" to the gang, was arrested after a search of a car and discovery of $4000 cash outside a Main St business.

At the Susan River address, detectives from Strike Force Maxima allegedly discovered a hidden floor safe, containing a further $19,000, two loaded semi-automatic hand guns, 750g of MDMA powder, 400 pseudoephedrine tablets and suspected stolen jewellery.

Describing the arrest as significant, Inspector Dave Cove said police had been able to stop drugs and precursors from ending up on local streets.

Asked whether the arrest was linked to members being investigated for the alleged sexual assault of teenage girls at the former club house, which burned down in "suspicious circumstances" last year, Insp Cove said he had "no information to that effect".

While adamant the Hervey Bay Chapter no longer existed, Insp Cove conceded private meetings still took place in homes and the man arrested "was engaged in a close relationship with local Rebels".

He said police tended to find Rebel activity was "very fluid" and often had members "move for jobs" when the opportunity arose.

The man arrested in the raid was charged with producing dangerous drugs, possess proceeds of crime, possess tainted property, and possess ammunition and two counts of unlawful possession of weapons.

He was released on strict bail conditions and will front Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on January 22.

Topics:  cash detectives drugs guns hervey bay susan river taskforce maxima



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