Threats to kill cop and family see bikie president arrested
QUEENSLAND Police have arrested one of Australia's head bikies for allegedly making threats to kill an officer and his family two years ago.
Officers from Taskforce Maxima arrested Comanchero national president Mark Buddle, 29, earlier this week as he stepped off a plane at Coolangatta airport with his family.
It is alleged he made threats against a Gold Coast detective and his family in 2012 during the process of being extradited to New South Wales after a nationwide manhunt where he was facing serious charges.
Detective Inspector Brendan Smith said on Tuesday (Jan 07) Buddle had not been charged under Queensland's tough new bikie laws.
"It sends a clear message to members of criminal motorcycle gangs if they think they can come to Queensland and not be arrested then they need to think again," he said.
"We share information with our interstate colleagues who told us he was arriving in Queensland. "He was shocked to say the least."
Detective Inspector Smith said Buddle had only been released from jail in New South Wales on Monday (Jan 06) before boarding the flight to Queensland.
Buddle did not apply for bail in the Southport Magistrates Court on Tuesday (Jan 07) and was remanded in custody.
He will return to court via videolink on February 19.