Bikie boss accused of Tas drug smuggling

A one-time bikie gang boss is accused of trafficking more than half a kilogram of the drug ice into Tasmania on the Bass Strait ferry.

The 55-year-old man, who is from greater Hobart, was arrested and charged by police on Tuesday.

Police seized the methylamphetamine and 83 grams of cocaine on the Spirit of Tasmania in December after it had docked at Devonport.

The man, who police say was the president of the Bandidos' Hobart chapter at the time of the alleged trafficking, was due to appear in Hobart Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Detective Acting Inspector Nikala Parsons said his arrest was linked to large-scale raids in the sleepy southern coastal town of Dover in early June.

Seven people have now been charged in relation to the operation, she said.