WATCH: Moment alleged bikie Barbaro raided

 

NOTORIOUS Gold Coast identity Harley Barbaro is back behind bars after being arrested for alleged consorting.

The alleged Mongols bikie gang member, and part of the infamous Barbaro underworld family, was arrested by police from the bikie-busting Taskforce Maxima in an early morning raid on his Ashmore home.
Barbaro, 27, was charged with consorting and drug offences.

Police will allege he consorted personally or by phone with four other outlaw motorcycle gang members.
The arrest comes a month after Barbaro lost a bid to mount a High Court challenge against Queensland's anti-consorting laws.

Barbaro's lawyer, Campbell MacCallum, confirmed the arrest and said his client was being held in the Southport watch-house.

"I have been denied access to my client thus far," Mr MacCallum said.

 

Notorious Gold Coast identity Harley Barbaro is back behind bars after being arrested for alleged consorting. Picture: Jerad Williams
Notorious Gold Coast identity Harley Barbaro is back behind bars after being arrested for alleged consorting. Picture: Jerad Williams

In March 2018, Barbaro was the first person to plead not guilty to consorting.

Magistrate Kerry Magee acquitted him and said the warning notice issued to Barbaro was invalid because it included multiple registered offenders he could not contact.

She ruled warning notices should have been given to Barbaro for each offender.

Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath in December last year successfully appealed that decision and asked for clarification whether a consorting notice would be valid if it listed multiple offenders.

The Court of Appeal ruled that police were able to issue consorting warning notices which contained multiple names to alleged bikies.

While the legal matter was being sorted a number of court cases for consorting across the state were halted until the decision.

Barbaro is the brother of slain Sydney underworld boss Pasquale Barbaro.

Originally published as WATCH: Moment alleged bikie Barbaro raided


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