Comanchero Allan Meehan arrives in Sydney after being arrested
Comanchero’s boss, Allan Meehan, was escorted through Sydney airport with a mob of police after he allegedly ran away from police for two months.
Meehan, known as the ‘Bathrobe Cyclist’ for his fondness of wearing designer bathrobes, was arrested at a home in Benowa Waters on Thursday after the 35-year-old confessed in court that he had fled NSW due to ‘winning the sum of $3 million on his property’. head,’ The Daily Telegraph reported.
Detective Superintendent Grant Taylor did not confirm the bounty for Meehan’s head but said that police often notify gang members of the ‘risks’ associated with them.
“We continually interact with outlaw motor gang members as we deem it necessary to determine that we should tell them about a particular risk,” he said.
Comanchero boss Allan Meehan was extradited from Queensland and arrived at Sydney Airport under a heavy police presence. Photo: NCA NewsWire / David Swift
Comanchero boss Allan Meehan was escorted through Sydney Airport on arrival from the Gold Coast. Photo: NCA NewsWire / David Swift
‘Let me be clear, being a member of the outlaw motorcycle group is in itself a risk.
‘They all know that every day of their lives.
‘Becoming the national president of one of the largest outlaw motoring groups in this country, you’re throwing yourself into any kind of potential problem.’
Superintendent Taylor said police would ‘stand firm’ on the allegation that the bike owner fled NSW to evade a serious crime prevention order (SCPO).
“Almost immediately after that order was given in the High Court, his phone was switched off and he was in the car heading to Queensland,” he said.
‘The criminal group has targeted the activities of the outlaw motorcycle group Comanchero.
‘As part of this investigation, it is necessary to apply to the High Court for a serious crime prevention order against the national president of that gang.’
Comanchero owner Allan Meehan
Comanchero owner Allan Meehan
The order was issued on November 21, 2022 and became effective immediately after that date.
Police allege Mr Meehan violated that order four times in relation to his residence and use of encrypted communication apps.
They allege Mr Meehan fled Sydney ‘almost immediately’ after that order was given and made his way to Queensland.
Police executed two search warrants at two properties in Haymarket and Greystanes believed to be linked to the Comanchero bike gang associates.
A 33-year-old man was arrested on charges including money laundering, drugs, disobeying court orders and perverting the course of justice.
The criminal group is scrutinizing all national presidents of outlaw motorcycle gangs and determining if their activities warrant a warrant to stop serious crime.
‘We have a range of powerful laws at our disposal, and we will use that law to combat organized crime when necessary,’ Superintendent Taylor said.
Police used new digital access laws to arrest 33-year-old Greystanes.
The law gives police the power to force individuals to allow access to their communication devices.
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