Police have arrested and charged a senior member of the Nomads bikie gang after receiving information through Operation Ironside.

The 35-year-old Canberra man is alleged to have been involved with the supply of illegal drugs and firearms across New South Wales and the ACT.

As part of the joint operation, ACT Police members executed the search of a Kingston home on Monday afternoon, seizing a mobile phone which was found to contain the encrypted messaging app used by Police.

The man was subsequent arrested in Queanbeyan on Wednesday afternoon.

He has since been charged with six offences, including:

  • supply prohibited drug (indictable quantity),
  • conspiracy to commit supply prohibited drug (commercial quantity),
  • supply prohibited firearm to unauthorised person,
  • supply prohibited firearm subject prohibition order,
  • participate criminal group contribute criminal activity, and,
  • detention application.

The man is due to face Cooma Local Court on Thursday.


Operation Ironside was established by the Australian Federal Police, together with Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, to investigate serious organised crime and outlaw motorcycle gangs allegedly responsible for large-scale drug importations, drug manufacture and violent criminal activity.