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Illegal boa constrictor found in police raids on Queensland bikie gangs

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Guns, drugs, cash and a boa constrictor were seized during raids targeting outlaw motorcycle gangs across the Sunshine Coast and Gympie, according to police.

An illegal boa constrictor was among items seized during the sweeping police raids.
An illegal boa constrictor was among items seized during the sweeping police raids.Credit:Queensland Police Service

Eleven people were charged with 60 offences off the back of the 14 search warrants executed between Thursday and Sunday by Taskforce Maxima and organised crime gang detectives.

Along with the snake, police alleged they seized about $30,000 in cash, two pistols, a sawn-off shotgun as well as cocaine, ice, cannabis, steroids and pharmaceutical drugs.

The snake was removed from the Rosemount property with the help of Biosecurity Queensland. Australian Border Force officers were also involved in the raids.

A 26-year-old Little Mountain man, an alleged associate of the Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang, was charged with 21 offences including producing and possessing dangerous drugs, along with unlawfully possessing a weapon. He was due to appear in Caloundra Magistrates Court on November 25.

A 64-year-old Rosemont man, the alleged president of the Rebels Sunshine Coast chapter, was charged with breaches of the Biosecurity Act and dealing with prohibited matters. He was due to front Nambour Magistrates Court on November 2.

A 35-year-old Curra man was charged with weapon offences and possession of dangerous drugs. He was scheduled to appear in Gympie Magistrates Court on December 7.

Location: Australia
Club: Rebels MC
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