Australia - ~Police officer faces drug charges after an operation to sting one of Australia's most dangerous bikie gangs~
A POLICE officer has been charged with drug offences after a police operation to sting one of Australia's most dangerous bikie gangs.
The officer, Constable Dean Gibbs, was charged with drug trafficking and possession along with twin brothers who are members of the Comanchero outlaw motorcycle gang.
A joint ethical standards command and Echo taskforce operation has uncovered the alleged corruption.
Constable Gibbs, 26, faced an out-of-sessions hearing on Sunday and was bailed to appear at Melbourne Magistrates Court on March 25.
The officer was suspended from the force without pay.
Echo taskforce detectives also arrested two 34-year-old men as part of the operation.
The first man, from Cranbourne East. was charged with trafficking a drug of dependence, possession of steroids, possess ammunition without a licence or permit, possessing a prohibited weapon and possessing body armour.
The second man, from Pakenham, has been charged with trafficking a drug of dependence, possess drug of dependence and proceeds of crime charges.
Both men were bailed by police and will appear at Melbourne Magistrates' Court on March 28.
The Ethical Standards Command has also charged a 26-year-old Rowville man with trafficking and possessing a drug of dependence.
He was bailed by police to appear at Ringwood Magistrates' Court on March 1.
A 25-year-old Rowville woman was interviewed in relation to drug offences and released pending further investigations.
Meanwhile, brothers and members of the Comanchero outlaw motorcycle gang have been charged with gun offences in the latest arrests of bikies by police.
The "patched" members belong to the club's Hallam chapter, where Comancheros chapter president Mick Murray is allegedly competing with other gangs for supremacy.
The pair were bailed by police to appear before a magistrate at a date still to be fixed.
Neither are office bearers for the club.
It comes after the arrest of a senior member of the Comancheros over drug importation allegations involving a Mexican drug cartel last month.
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