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Western Australia: Inside of bikies’ man caves exposed as police announce war on guns

Inside the man-caves of bikies: From Santa decorations to an Easter Island statue and LOTS of guns – a rare insight into how the bad boys of the road REALLY live

  • WA Police issued several high-profile bikies with firearm preventions orders
  • Police footage has revealed rare insight to contents of gangsters’ ‘man caves’
  • One was filled with Christmas decorations, cement mixer and confederate flag
  • Police to crackdown on gun ownership in WA with laws to target crime figures

The contents of the garages and ‘man caves’ belonging to some of Australia’s most high-profile bikies has been exposed as the gangsters are forced to surrender their guns to police. 

Members of the gang squad visited the homes of several of WA’s most notorious bikies in a fresh bid to restrict their access to owning and using firearms. 

The contents of the well-stocked garages of some of the most dangerous organised crime figures in the state have been revealed in new footage as police issue the bikies firearm prevention orders. 

In one of the garages, boxes of Christmas decorations including an inflatable Santa were neatly stacked in preparation for the upcoming festive season. 

Members of the gang squad visited the homes of several of WA’s most notorious bikie figures in a bid to restrict their access to owning and using firearms

In one bikie's garage, boxes of Christmas decorations including an inflatable Santa were stacked haphazardly in preparation for the upcoming festive season

In one bikie’s garage, boxes of Christmas decorations including an inflatable Santa were stacked haphazardly in preparation for the upcoming festive season

Among several large motorbikes was a stack of brooms and rakes, cleaning equipment, and what appeared to be a small cement mixer.  

Perched outside the garage was a large Easter Island statue modelled off the originals found on the small island in Chile. 

A large confederate flag, symbolising white power, hung on one of the walls.

Police are believed to have paid visits to the homes of high-profile bikies from the Mongols and Rebels gangs.

A large confederate flag, symbolising white power, hung on one of the walls of the 'man cave'

A large confederate flag, symbolising white power, hung on one of the walls of the ‘man cave’

Police have issued at least 15 high-profile bikies with firearm prevention orders this month

Police have issued at least 15 high-profile bikies with firearm prevention orders this month

At least 15 organised crime figures and some of WA’s most serious domestic violence offenders have been slapped with FPOs this week, meaning they or anyone in their presence can be searched 24 hours a day, seven days a week, without a warrant. 

Those issued with an FPO can no longer possess or be in the presence of a firearm and are banned from visiting an address where a firearm is present. 

Police Minister Paul Papalia said the laws would help disrupt and dismantle organised crime in the state with further orders to be issued in coming weeks. 

Those issued with an FPO can no longer possess or be in the presence of a firearm and are banned from visiting an address where a firearm is present

Those issued with an FPO can no longer possess or be in the presence of a firearm and are banned from visiting an address where a firearm is present

At least 12 licensed firearms have been seized as police crack down on gun ownership laws

At least 12 licensed firearms have been seized as police crack down on gun ownership laws

‘If you are a member of an outlaw motorcycle gang in Western Australia, now is the time to get out of the gang or get out of Western Australia,’ he said. 

WA Police assistant commissioner Tony Longhorn said 12 licensed firearms and ammunition had been seized by police while issuing the orders.

A further five firearms have since been surrendered.  

I want to reiterate that these laws will be used surgically and tactically,’ he said.

‘They will be issued to the most dangerous members of our community who should not be in possession or in the presence of others who have firearms. 

WA Police Minister Paul Papalia said the laws would help disrupt and dismantle organised crime in the state with further orders to be issued in coming weeks

WA Police Minister Paul Papalia said the laws would help disrupt and dismantle organised crime in the state with further orders to be issued in coming weeks

‘We will use this legislation to target those that have criminal antecedence or are members of outlaw motorcycle gangs.’

In March, Premier Mark McGowan announced gun ownership laws would be overhauled after the number of licensed firearms jumped by 60 per cent. 

A few months later, police were granted the powers to ban organised crime members from party precincts in Perth. 

The maximum penalty for breaching a FPO is a $75,000 fine and 14 years in jail.

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