Finks motorcyclists swamped by police

OUT IN FORCE: A small part of the large contingent of police at Maindample last week for an operation involving the Finks Motorcycle Club. PHOTO: Wendy Hunt

MAINDAMPLE was the scene of a police operation last Friday which saw large numbers of police intercept members of the Finks Motorcycle Club on their way to Melbourne.

The bikies, some of whom had come into Victoria from interstate, were travelling south through Wangaratta and Benalla, where they had also been stopped and checked.

Among the police present at Maindample were members of the Public Order Response Team, trained to deal with public order related situations across the state.

At the checkpoint at Maindample, police ran checks on licences and registration as well as conducting drug and alcohol tests and checking warrants.

The result of the operation was that some tickets were issued for minor infringements, and one bikie became bikeless when it was found that his bike was unregistered.

Head of the operation at Maindample, Inspector Libby Murphy from Seymour, said that the police were very vigilant when it came to bikie gangs.

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