Three former senior members of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang remain locked up on Thursday night as the Newman government's strict new bikie laws are tested in court.
Former sergeant-at-arms of the gang's Brisbane chapter Michael Spence and patched members Bruno and Nuno Da Silva were remanded in custody overnight following their arrests on Wednesday.
Spence's bail application was adjourned while the Da Silva brothers' is yet to be heard.
They were among eight men arrested on Wednesday over a $2.5 million ice trafficking ring allegedly run by the Da Silvas out of an East Brisbane locksmith business.
Under contentious new laws rushed in by the Newman government this month, the onus is on members of criminal motorcycle gangs to prove they should be granted bail.
They also face having an extra 15 to 25 years tacked onto any prison sentence if convicted.
It's understood 25-year-old Spence, a former Brisbane Broncos NRL player, and the Da Silva twins, 36, resigned from the Hells Angels this month.
Police have dropped charges alleging the drug trafficking took place while they were members of a criminal motorcycle gang.
However police prosecutors still argue their former status as gang members should be taken into consideration when deciding bail.
In an affidavit they allege Spence was the drug ring's enforcer and debt collector who was living beyond his means on drug profits.
During an almost two-hour hearing on Thursday Spence's lawyer Jeff Hunter argued the new laws were passed too late to apply to his client.
Mr Hunter also said "tardy" police prosecutors had not provided enough evidence to allow him to challenge their allegations about Spence.
Queensland's Chief Magistrate Tim Carmody criticised the bail process, saying it had fallen into a "lazy process" where police made general allegations that were not challenged.
"There's a new regime in town. I want evidence to base bail decisions on, in my court anyway," he said.
He adjourned the bail application to Friday morning and ordered prosecutors supply evidence of Spence's alleged crimes.
The Da Silvas' bail applications were also adjourned until that time, as was the application of a 23-year-old alleged customer arrested in Wednesday's raids.
Earlier, a 42-year-old alleged customer was granted bail unopposed and a 52-year-old associate was remanded in custody with no application for bail.