British-born Shane Dennis Oien has used false identities to enter Australia and return after deportation
A CONVICTED killer and ex-bikie accused of identity fraud and drug crimes in Queensland has been expelled from Australia three times - so why he is still here?
Kay Dibben, Josh Robertson
The Courier-MailJUNE 14, 20141:52PM
Bikie raid at Mission Beach
A CONVICTED killer and ex-bikie accused of identity fraud and drug crimes in Queensland has been kicked out of Australia three times.
The Immigration Minister has asked for answers on how Shane Dennis Oien remains in Australia and is allegedly involved in organised crime.
The Courier-Mail can reveal British-born Oien has previously used false identities to enter the country and returned each time after deportation.
He first arrived in the 1990s after serving time for manslaughter under another name in New Zealand.
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The ex-Bandido and Hells Angel moved to Queensland at the height of the bikie crackdown and soon became the prime target of a drug trafficking and money laundering probe.
He is expected to be extradited to Queensland to face charges over guns, fake IDs, steroids and $400,000 of “ice” found in a trailer at his rented Mission Beach storage shed.
Queensland authorities are making moves to seize his “wealth” including $112,777 in the bank and a beachside property in Warilla, NSW.
A police raid there last week netted $2 million in counterfeit cash.
This comes two years after Immigration told The Courier-Mail that Oien “used false identities to circumvent Immigration and law enforcement processes’’,
“This man has continued to re-enter Australia using different identities and identification documents,’’ a spokeswoman said in 2012.
“On the face of it, he has used different aliases on what appear to be genuinely issued travel documents from another country.’’
A spokesman for Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said last week: “The Minister has asked for a submission on this case.”
Court documents reveal Queensland police know him under four different names.
When pulled over by north Queensland police in January in a Dodge linked to the name Oien, he handed them a driver’s licence in the name of William Edwards.
He then told a detective his current name was James Wilson.
Oien has been linked to an alleged identity fraud factory in NSW where federal police last year seized 169 blank credit cards and more than 700 fake or blank driver’s licences.
He was removed from Australia three times before 2001, Immigration said.
Oien is accused of continuing his criminal career despite publicity including a 2010 episode of the series Under Surveillance about the “convicted killer and Bandido”.
In May last year, Immigration said Oien was “on a bridging visa” while the department was “actively considering a range of options for the return of this man to his country of origin”.
It contacted the British government two years ago over his potential return to the UK.
Oien, believed to have lived most of his life in New Zealand, first came into Australia on a visa issued in New Zealand.