Bali tells bikies to make tracks

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS - CINDY WOCKNER KOMANG ERVIANI

A BIG meet­ing of the Finks bikie gang planned for Bali has been thrown into chaos after In­done­sian of­fi­cials, at the be­hest of Aus­tralian po­lice, stopped and banned two mem­bers, in­clud­ing the na­tional pres­i­dent, from en­ter­ing the is­land.

Al­leged Finks mem­ber Troy Al­bert For­na­ciari was banned from en­ter­ing Bali on Fri­day af­ter­noon after he was stopped at the air­port and told he was not wel­come in Bali.

His en­try re­fusal comes after Finks na­tional pres­i­dent Kosh Rad­ford was stopped from en­ter­ing Bali last week.

Both were flown back to Aus­tralia on re­turn flights.

The Sun­day Mail un­der­stands that the Finks out­law mo­tor­cy­cle gang was plan­ning a big meet­ing in Bali, and more than 100 mem­bers and their fam­i­lies are ei­ther there or on their way.

The choice of Bali is a bid to thwart strict anti-bikie laws in Queens­land and NSW which pre­vent bikie gang mem­bers from con­sort­ing to­gether.

In­done­sia has no such an­tibikie laws.

The Finks now have an In­done­sian chap­ter and it was seen as a safe en­vi­ron­ment for the gang to meet, with the trip dou­bling as a fam­ily hol­i­day.

But it is un­der­stood that po­lice anti-bikie gang strike force Rap­tor is work­ing to dis- rupt their lives, hence the no­ti­fi­ca­tions to Bali po­lice of their planned ar­rivals in town and no­ti­fi­ca­tion of the meet­ing.

For­na­ciari had ar­rived in Bali on a Garuda flight from Sydney on Fri­day af­ter­noon.

Ngu­rah Rai Air­port Im­mi­gra­tion chief, Ari Budi­janto, said For­na­ciari had been re­jected en­try to In­done­sia be­cause it was al­leged he could dis­turb se­cu­rity and pub­lic or­der in In­done­sian ter­ri­tory.

For­na­ciari was flown back to Sydney on the next Garuda flight on Fri­day night.

It comes after the Finks na­tional pres­i­dent Kosh Rad­ford, aka Koshan Rashidi, was re­fused en­try to Bali on Wed­nes­day night after he ar­rived there with his wife, baby and mother-in-law.

The Bali re­fusals ap­pear to be part of an on­go­ing law-en­force­ment strat­egy to dis­rupt the lives of bikie gang mem­bers.

Some Finks mem­bers are now be­lieved to be stranded in Bali after their ac­com­mo­da­tion was mys­te­ri­ously can­celled.

The Bali po­lice gen­eral crime unit di­rec­tor, Sang Made Ma­hen­dra Jaya, said his of­fice had been in­formed by Aus­tralian Fed­eral Po­lice that mem­bers of the Finks mo­tor­cy­cle gang were at­tend­ing an event in Bali.

Aus­tralian bikie gangs have gained a foothold in In­done­sia, set­ting up lo­cal chap­ters and part­ner­ing with well-known In­done­sian gangs in Bali.

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