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‘I’ve buried people alive’, bikie boss says

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The alleged president of the Comancheros bikie gang threatened to rape then kill the families of police officers who arrested him, a court has heard.

Mark Buddle, 29, also told police he’d killed before and buried people alive, the Southport Magistrates Court was told on Wednesday.

Buddle faced the court on a charge of serious obstruction of police during his 2012 arrest to be extradited to NSW on an assault charge.

A second charge of threatening a police officer was dropped at the start of the hearing.

A prosecutor told the court Buddle said he would “hunt down and rape” the families of his arresting officers and then kill them.

The threat was made after police refused to let him talk to his wife and child, the court was told.

He also told officers he’d killed before and buried people alive.

Buddle was arrested in January as he stepped off a plane on the Gold Coast, days after his release from a NSW prison following a 12-month sentence for assault.

Buddle was given a six-month sentence on Wednesday after pleading guilty to the obstruction charge.

Magistrate Ron Kilner said the charge was one of the more serious the court had dealt with but suspended Buddle’s sentence from Wednesdsay due to the time he’d served in solitary confinement during his pre-sentence custody.

Buddle spent a total off 56 days in prison following his arrest, including six weeks in solitary confinement due to his bikie gang links.

Magistrate Kilner agreed with claims by barrister Tony Kimmins that his client’s time in solitary confinement had been punishment enough for the offence.

Mr Kimmins told the court Buddle, who had originally come to the Gold Coast in January for a holiday, intends to leave Queensland as soon as he is released.

“I have an assurance he won’t be back,” Mr Kimmins said.