Rebels bikie gang members arrested, charged in WA Police raids

The State Government and Police Minister Michelle Roberts have backed a crackdown on bikie gangs across Western Australia.

The WA Police Force Gang Crime Squad took part in a Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Day of Action across Australia and New Zealand on Wednesday, May 8, which resulted in raids on Rebels properties in Rockingham and Bunbury.

The raids resulted in more than 400 charges being laid against Rebels members, nominees and associates.

The haul includes methamphetamine and cocaine with an estimated street value of more than $4 million, 25 illegal firearms, and nearly $500,000 in cash.

Seventy-eight people are facing charges which include aggravated armed robbery, threaten to kill, extortion, and drug offences.

The Gang Crime Squad continues to actively target and monitor the activities of bikie gangs in WA.

Last year, the State Government passed new laws giving police greater powers to target money laundering and organised crime activities.

"The McGowan Government is serious about stopping the expansion of organised crime and we're doing everything we can to tackle these gangs," Ms Roberts said.

"I want to congratulate our police officers involved in these operations.

"These raids will have a significant impact and importantly disrupt the illegal activities of the Rebels bikie gang."

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