Bikies recruit drug mules on social media sites

OUTLAW motorcycle gangs are using social media to recruit drug mules, Australia’s top crime body has revealed.The Australian Crime Commission, investigating “high-risk” crime groups in South Australia, is monitoring a number of drug recruits groomed through websites such as Facebook and has alerted South Australian Police.Commission chief executive John Lawler told The Advertiser outlaw motorcycle gangs had used social networks to recruit associates and people to help with criminal activity, especially in illicit drug distribution.Recruiting people on social media to traffic drugs has been a problem across Asia for three years, particularly in the Philippines and Malaysia.In SA last year a man with no known history of drug crime was recruited online and later charged by police for possessing illegal chemicals.