Bill Potts & Mark Williams represent co-accused charged in alleged large-scale drug manufacturing

A week-long committal hearing in the Southport Magistrates Court sees cross-examination occur to test allegations of drug manufacturing on the Gold Coast. Methamphetamine with a street value of $3million were allegedly found in a police raid in Beachmont on the Gold Coast in May 2010. The accused were being monitored by police and were found to be talking in code during phone conversations about criminal activity. Bill Potts and Mark Williams represented the co-accused.


Chinese women used as “front man” for drug importation conspiracy

Honest face was used, court told

Chinese triad operatives used the honest face of the franchisee of Helensvale Pizza Hut to be the “front man” of a conspiracy to import up to $3 million of heroin and methamphetamine into the country (Trafficking Dangerous Drugs), a court was yesterday told.

Sim Ying Wong, of Sunnybank, was denied bail in Brisbane Magistrates Court, with the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions arguing she was a flight risk and in danger from other members of the criminal syndicate.

Wong was arrested on Tuesday and is charged with conspiracy to import up to 200kg of heroin and up to 200kg of methamphetamine by concealing the drugs within wooden pergolas to be delivered to Australia from China. Her solicitor Bill Potts, of Potts Lawyers, argued that while other members of the alleged conspiracy appear to have been bragging about their criminal exploits, his client had no criminal record.

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Christopher Cairns to Fight Tumma Cousins Gold Coast Balcony Death Charge

AAP | May 28, 2012 10:51AM | The AUSTRALIAN

A GOLD Coast man with outlaw motor cycle gang links will “vigorously defend” a charge of murdering a nightclub promoter who plunged 31 floors to his death, his lawyer said today .

Christopher Cairns, 24, from Hope Island, was arrested on Saturday and charged with the murder of Tumma Cousins, 29, earlier this month.

Police will allege Cairns threw Mr Cousins from the balcony of his unit at the Beachcomber Resort in Surfers Paradise on May 11. Continue reading Christopher Cairns to Fight Tumma Cousins Gold Coast Balcony Death Charge

Finks Bikie Jailed for Drug Trafficking

Luke Royes | 12:09pm February 1, 2012 | Gold Coast Bulletin

A FINKS bikie member who supplied an undercover cop with more than $90,000 worth of ecstasy and speed has been jailed for trafficking methamphetamines and MDMA on the Gold Coast.

Darren James Watson last week pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court in Brisbane to two counts of trafficking and six counts of supplying a dangerous drug and possession of a Mercedes-Benz motorcycle police said was used as part of the offending. Continue reading Finks Bikie Jailed for Drug Trafficking