Bikies set up shop in Tweed, sign hung proudly over door
THE Mongols bikie club has moved into Chinderah, but you certainly won't be seeing any welcome mats rolled out by Tweed Police.
The Finks Motorcycle Club previously displayed their insignia around the industrial area backing onto the BP Chinderah Service Centre in Morton St, but it has now been replaced with the Mongols Nation motif.
Two CCTV cameras are focused on the roller door entry to the premises.
Tweed Byron LAC Acting Inspector Warwick Rhodes confirmed the Mongols' presence in the area.
"They've put a sign up (at Morton St, Chinderah), at this stage we can only confirm that activity," he said.
"We'll be keeping an eye on it. We monitor the situation with outlaw motorcycle gangs daily.
"As usual, we'll also be working with the strike force in Sydney and Queensland Police."
In October, the Finks voted to patch over to the Mongols, making the California-based motorcycle club one of the largest bikie gangs in Australia, with over 400 members.
The Finks patch-over was described by the outlaw motorcycle clubs as a way to diminish criminal activity, but police dubbed the move as pure propaganda.
The Mongol's charter clearly outlines the penalties for criminal activity, including expulsion, but it remains to be seen whether members in the Tweed play by the rules.