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Police arrest 'Rebel Hunter' with gun, knife and ice-pick

A MAN described as a "Rebels hunter" is alleged to have had a loaded hand gun, a knife, cable ties, an ice-pick and methylamphetamines in his possession when arrested by police at Noosaville on the weekend.

Police allege two photos of Rebels motorcycle gang members were found among items which were allegedly in Benjamin Skey Black's possession when a search warrant was executed on Sunday.


Police prosecutor Senior Sergeant David Bradley told the Maroochydore Magistrates Court this afternoon there could be "no innocent explanation" for the combination of items allegedly in Black's possession.

Black, 34, of Peregian Beach, appeared in court in handcuffs and was in a "show cause" situation because of alleged links with the Lone Wolf motorcycle gang.

Snr Sgt Bradley said Mr Black had a Lone Wolf hat and tattoos which linked him with the gang but Black's lawyer, Daniel Hannay, said his client was a past and not current member of the gang.

Mr Hannay said Mr Black acknowledged possession of some of the items found but not the handgun.

Magistrate John Hodgins was not satisfied that Black had shown sufficient cause why he should be granted bail and remanded him in custody to reappear for mention again on May 25.

A 27-year-old Noosaville man arrested and charged with drug possession as a result of the same raid is due to front court again on April 29.


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