– A falling out between Toby Mitchell and Lebanese members of the Bandidos has sparked fears of a war between the gang and the Hells Angels.
Several Lebanese crime figures associated with the Bandidos are believed to have been recruited by the Hells Angels after clashing with Mitchell.
Sydney gang members are among those who have changed allegiances, but both camps have urged interstate followers to back them is across Australia.
Police warned the public on Tuesday that the gangs were in the bank of war after a second attempt on Bandido enforcer Mitchell’s life was made in Friday night.
Police said on Wednesday that they hoped to choke the bikie gang network by raiding dozens of properties. A suspected incendiary device loaded guns, cash, drugs and stolen jet-skis, cars and bobcats have been seized from the houses of gang associates.
Seven men were arrested, all with links to the Hells Angels. Police said none were patched members, but that associates were often called on to do gang’s dirty work.
Four men, all aged in their 20s and from Epping, Whittlesea and Thomastown, were expected to face court on Wednesday night on drug and property charges.
Two other men were charged and bailed, one for cultivating and possessing a drug of dependence, the other for an outstanding warrant. One man was released pending further inquiries.
Most of the 15 raided properties were in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, but they included a caravan park near Bendigo.
Hydroponic drug set-ups were found at several properties.
Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Steve Fontana vowed to continue the raids, with more expected on Wednesday night and Thursday.
He said the Hells Angels Nomads chapter clubhouse in Thomastown had been raided on Monday night, with a loaded sawn-off shotgun found in an easily accessible location.
The suspicious incendiary device was found at a property where one of the men was arrested on Wednesday.
The bomb response unit is investigating the device.
Mr Fontana stressed the force wasn’t focusing on any one outlaw motorcycle gang.
Operation Resound has been formed to tackle the gangs, and uniformed patrols could increase in designated areas to quell public fears.
Regional highway patrol units, interstate police forces, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Crime Commission have been consulted on the bikie feud.
Police were warned on Monday to exercise caution when approaching gang members who could be armed – Niño Bucci, Jared Lynch & Dan Oakes


About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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