Bandidos’ Leeton bikie clubhouse raided, motorcycles, patches seized with alleged members arrested


Dramatic scenes as Bandidos bikie clubhouse is raided by cops who seize motorcycles, knives and club paraphernalia and arrest two members

  • Bandidos bikie clubhouse in Leeton, NSW was raided by police on Thursday
  • Two alleged members aged 45 and 49 of the gang were arrested and charged 
  • Police allegedly seized motorbikes, paraphernalia, knives and electronic devices

A Bandidos bikie gang clubhouse has been raided and torn down by police while two alleged members were dragged out of a home in handcuffs.

Heavily armed police smashed down the doors of two Leeton homes, in central NSW, on Thursday morning.

Two men, Michael Sohier, 45 and Jason James Bloomfield, 49, who police allege are members of the Bandidos gang were arrested at a home and nearby business.

A clubhouse of the gang’s mid-state chapter was discovered in the shed of one of the properties.

Inside police seized motorbikes, club paraphernalia including shirts, patches and vests, knives, electronic devices and storage devices.

A yard full of assorted Bandidos paraphernalia was allegedly seized at a Leeton clubhouse located in the back shed of a home

A yard full of assorted Bandidos paraphernalia was allegedly seized at a Leeton clubhouse located in the back shed of a home

The two men were charged with participate in a criminal group contribute criminal activity and demand property with menaces with intent to steal.

Later on Thursday, a 39-year-old man, Christopher Ingram, and a 37-year-old woman were also arrested and charged with the same offences.

All the items allegedly seized in the raids will be further examined in the coming days. 

Police used brute force and a battering ram to bring down the front doors of both Leeton homes

Police used brute force and a battering ram to bring down the front doors of both Leeton homes

Two men were arrested as a result of the raids, alleged to be Bandidos bikies, Strike Force Yatama police are determined to stamp out gangs in New South Wales' south west

Two men were arrested as a result of the raids, alleged to be Bandidos bikies, Strike Force Yatama police are determined to stamp out gangs in New South Wales’ south west

Pristine, sparkling Harley Davidson sportsters (pictured) were loaded onto a truck as cops confiscated items allegedly related to Bandidos gang activities

Pristine, sparkling Harley Davidson sportsters (pictured) were loaded onto a truck as cops confiscated items allegedly related to Bandidos gang activities

Low street bikes with high bars and modified exhausts (pictured) were allegedly seized by police from the Leeton properties

Low street bikes with high bars and modified exhausts (pictured) were allegedly seized by police from the Leeton properties

The Murrumbidgee Police District established Strike Force Yatama to investigate the mid state chapter of the Bandidos in February.

The men arrested at the Leeton properties were granted bail at the Griffith Local Court on Friday and will reappear on July 22. 

Ingram will face court on July 22 while the woman will appear on August 19. 

Investigations are continuing.

The flashy Harleys featured little Bandidos stickers (pictured), showing affiliation with the outlaw club

The flashy Harleys featured little Bandidos stickers (pictured), showing affiliation with the outlaw club

Police allegedly came across the gang paraphernalia (pictured) in the shed and confiscated club-related items

Police allegedly came across the gang paraphernalia (pictured) in the shed and confiscated club-related items

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