Case adjourned: barrister didn't know client's bikie links

A SYDNEY-based bikie who is accused of trafficking crystal meth into Maryborough prison has had his latest bid for freedom adjourned after a legal issue arose at the start of the proceedings.

Lone Wolf bikie Ronnie "Salami" Refalo, 46, was due to have his bail application heard on Tuesday in the Brisbane Supreme Court.

It is the second time in the past week his bail application has been adjourned.

Defence barrister Damien Walsh told the court he had only received the prosecution's outline early on Tuesday morning and it contained allegations he needed to consult with his client about.

"The prosecution's outline of argument claims my client is a member of a criminal motorcycle organisation," he said.

"I will need to consult with my client and take instructions before we can proceed."

Crown prosecutor Greg Cummings told the court the alleged bikie link should not have come as a great surprise given it formed the basis of why Refalo was refused bail in the Brisbane Magistrates Court after his arrest.

Refalo was arrested and charged earlier this month at his home in Sydney and subsequently extradited to Queensland over allegations he had supplied large quantities of methylamphetamine to Maryborough Correctional Centre inmate Brett Randall Griffith, 54, who then sold the drugs to other prisoners.

Refalo was arrested as part of Operation Mike Clyde which uncovered three drug syndicates operating in Queensland prisons, two in Maryborough and one in Ipswich.

Refalo's bail application hearing will now be heard at a future date to be fixed.

- APN Newsdesk

 


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