Mongols motorcycle club set up shop at Chinderah
ONE of the world's most notorious bikie clubs, the Mongols, have moved into the Tweed Shire.
The Finks Motorcycle Club previously displayed their insignia around the industrial area backing onto the BP Chinderah service centre, but it has now been replaced with the Mongols Nation motif in Morton St.
Two CCTV cameras can be seen focused on the roller door entry to the premises.
In October 2013 the Finks voted to patch over to the Mongols, making the California-based motorcycle club one of the largest bikie clubs in Australia, with over 400 members.
Tweed Byron LAC Acting Inspector Warwick Rhodes confirmed the Mongols' presence in the area.
"They've put a sign up- at this stage we can only confirm that activity," he said.
"We'll be keeping an eye on it. We monitor the situation with outlaw motorcycle gangs daily.
"As usual, we'll also be working with the strike force in Sydney and Queensland Police."
The Finks patch-over was described by the outlaw motorcycle clubs as a way to diminish criminal activity, but at the time police dubbed the move as pure propaganda.
The Mongol's charter clearly outlines the penalties of criminal activity, including expulsion, but it remains to be seen whether members in the Tweed play by the rules.
A Daily News report from October 2013 discussed bikie club's possible relocation to the Tweed in response to the Queensland Government's introduction of tough new legislation aimed to drive bikie crime from the state.