A New Zealand gang is about to be outlawed in Queensland.
As part of the State Government’s crackdown on organised crime, the Mongrel Mob was set to be declared an "identified organisation" by the Governor in Council on Thursday, according to Minister for Justice and Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath.
She said the declaration targeted a gang widely described as one of the most fearsome in the world.
“This is an organisation... with violent initiation processes, Nazi insignia and motto and members who outside Queensland have been involved in murder, armed robberies, extortion, home invasion, firearms and drug offences," said Ms D'Ath.
Police raised concerns of the gang's increasing presence in the state, advising the government that Mongrel Mob members have recently displayed their colours in public in Brisbane, Logan, Rockhampton and the Gold Coast.
“There are now 28 entities, including Bandidos, The Finks, and the Rebels which have been declared as identified organisations,” said Ms D'Ath.