Police have charged six members and associates of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) as part of a major investigation, Operation Uniform Lin, into a violent burglary that occurred in Marsden.

This morning, detectives from the Crime and Intelligence Command’s Organised Crime Gangs Group, Taskforce Maxima supported by regional police, executed multiple search warrants in Pimpama, Loganlea, Redbank Plains, Richlands and Crestmead.

Six men, aged between 19 and 22, were arrested and have been charged with enter dwelling with intent, armed robbery, attempted rape, torture, deprivation of liberty and unlawful use of motor vehicle.

They were all denied bail and are expected to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Police will allege the men entered a Marsden residence on the night of July 6 and assaulted and tortured a woman and two men over several hours, resulting in one of the male victims requiring medical treatment. The matter was not reported to police at the time, due to threats of further violence by the group.

In August, during an unrelated investigation by Taskforce Maxima, a suspected Bandido OMCG premises was searched in Buccan, and CCTV footage seized. Investigations by detectives identified on the CCTV footage, a stolen vehicle, and property, stolen during the Marsden burglary, resulting in the commencement of Operation Uniform Lin.

Detective Acting Inspector Adrian Sala from the Organised Crime Gangs Group said the arrests were the result of the dedication and exhaustive police work undertaken by all officers involved in this complex investigation.

“This was a horrific, vicious and premeditated attack on innocent people, who are victims of mistaken identity. This violent behaviour shows what these gangs are capable of and the reality of what criminal gangs do.

“This investigation outcome should serve as a strong warning to gang members that their presence, violence and criminal behaviour will not be tolerated in the community,” Detective Acting Inspector Sala said.

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