Rise of the Mongrel Mob: How notorious New Zealand bikie gang is operating under the radar as it sets up new clubhouses in Australia
- New Zealand bikie gang the Mongrel Mob have branched out into Queensland
- The outlaw motorcycle gang established a base at Eagleby in south Brisbane
- Leaked police intelligence showed the gang infiltrated surrounding suburbs
- Mongrel Mob members have moved to the Gold Coast to avoid police detection
Notorious New Zealand bikie gang the Mongrel Mob have branched out across Queensland to hide their criminal activity.
The outlaw motorcycle gang focused on their development in Eagleby, south Brisbane, before infiltrating surrounding suburbs, a police report has revealed.
Infamous New Zealand motorcycle gang the Mongrel Mob (pictured) have branched out across Queensland after establishing a base at Eagleby in south Brisbane
Leaked police intelligence detailed how the Mongrel Mob have a strong presence in the Gold Coast. Pictured: Police seized Mongrel Mob possessions in the Gold Coast last October
‘Since the primary establishment of the group, members/associates are continuing to move out of Eagleby to other suburbs within the Logan District, including suburbs within neighbouring districts,’ the report said.
The ‘intelligence brief’ explained the bikie gang’s movement had disrupted police surveillance on the Mongrel Mob.
‘With the gradual move of Mongrel Mob participants away from the suburb of Eagleby, there have been limited police interactions and intelligence reporting around their activities.
‘It is likely the collective movement by members/associates from Eagleby to other suburbs is to try and limit future detection of their activities by police and to expand their influence in the areas they move to,’ the brief read.
Mongrel Mob members have reportedly been growing a presence among young New Zealanders on the Gold Coast for years.
The gang first launched a Gold Coast chapter in 2016, but were then outlawed in Queensland in 2018.
The leaked report revealed how the Mongrel Mob (gang clothing pictured) infiltrated surrounding suburbs in order to avoid their criminal activity being detected by police
The Mongrel Mob (pictured) allegedly launched a Gold Coast chapter in 2016 before the gang was outlawed in Queensland in 2018
The brief noted the Mongrel Mob were also establishing relationships with other motorcycle gangs in Queensland’s southeast region.
THE MONGREL MOB
The Mongrel Mob was established in 1962 and is one of New Zealand’s largest gangs
They have more than 1,000 members and are known for organised crime, drug and weapon trafficking, assault, robbery and murder
There have been several public clashes between the Mongrel Mob and their main rival the Black Power gang
The Mongrel Mob symbol is a bulldog and their colours are red and black
The gang first expanded into Australia during the 2000s
The report even showed how the closure of traditional clubhouses had failed to stop the gang from conducting business.
Police Minister Mark Ryan explained Queensland Police were ‘taking tough action’ against motorcycle gang members.
‘Queensland has the toughest anti-organised crime legislation in Australia.
‘I’m advised by police there are currently no active bikie clubhouses known to Queensland Police.
‘Police are arresting bikies and disrupting their organisations. The results prove that,’ he said in a statement.
The Mongrel Mob is one of the largest gangs in New Zealand and was established in 1962.
Their gang symbol is a bulldog and their colours are predominately red and black.
The gang has more than 1,000 members and is known for organised crime including drug and weapon trafficking, assault, murder and robbery.
Their main rival is the Black Power gang and there have been several violent clashes between the two groups.
Police intelligence detailed how the Mongrel Mob (Gold Coast gang clothing pictured) were continuing to handle drugs and weapons and allegedly meeting at a gym in the Gold Coast