An archived image showing men wearing Black Uhlans jackets.
An archived image showing men wearing Black Uhlans jackets. Contributed by Gladstone Police

Black Uhlans bikies' alleged boss asked to give up $360k

THE alleged boss of the Black Uhlans outlaw bikie gang may be forced to hand over close to $400,000 in suspected drug money after the Queensland Government asked the Supreme Court to make an order.

A year-long investigation into a drug ring across Central Queensland under operation "Mike Variety", according to ABC News.

Police have told the ABC that more than 40 were arrested and a major methylamphetamine ring knocked over.

Two men from Mackay are alleged to have been buying drugs from David John Kurtzman on the Gold Coast then drive to Mackay to sell them.

Kurtzman has been charged with drug possession, supply and trafficking of dangerous drugs. Police believe he is the head of the Black Uhlans in Queensland.

His legal team has claimed the case is circumstantial, saying no drugs were found when Kurtzman's properties were raided.

Kurtzman has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Queensland Government has now applied to the Supreme Court to pay $360,000 under the Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002.

The application is expected to be heard by the court next week.


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