15-Year-Old Melbourne Bikie Charged With Shocking Offences
A 15-year-old boy with alleged Rebels bikie links has been charged along with six men after a series of police raids in Melbourne's northwest.
Officers from Taskforce Echo and the National Anti-Gangs Squad executed eight warrants early on Tuesday at residential properties in Brookfield, Kurunjang, Aintree, Hoppers Crossing, Tarneit, Essendon and Sunshine.
Detective Superintendent Peter Brigham said a number of items were seized including a shotgun, ammunition, three motorcycles believed stolen, prohibited weapons and cannabis.
"This is a group we know have traditionally been involved in violent crimes such as shootings, as well as serious assaults, arson, drug trafficking
Six men were charged with a range of
All are expected to face Melbourne Magistrates Court.
A 15-year-old Kurunjang boy was also arrested and charged with
He is due to face a children's court.
Tuesday's arrests form part of a wider investigation into the activities of the Rebels gang across Victoria.
The operation has led to a number of significant arrests so far this year in relation to several alleged incidents, including an arson attack at Harkness in February and a shooting in Melton on February 16.
Police also continue to monitor links to a range of businesses to ensure profit generated is not used to fund crime.
REBELS ARRESTS ON TUESDAY:
* Brookfield man, 28
* Hoppers Crossing man, 28
* Aintree man, 28;
* Tarneit man, 29
* Essendon man, 26
* Hoppers Crossing man, 21