One high ranking Queensland bikie has flagged his intention to fight a murder charge after eight bikies had their cases mentioned in court over the gunning down of alleged gang defector Shane Bowden.
Bowden, 47, was gunned down in the driveway of a residence at Pimpama last October.
A total of 21 rounds were fired, 19 from a machine pistol and two from a shotgun, before the offenders ran back to a waiting silver commodore and fled, police allege.
Multiple arrests were made over the weekend including Ian Ronald Crowden, 46, identified as the president of the Brisbane West chapter of the Mongols bikies.
Another seven were charged on Sunday, named as Junior Jasmine Torope, 29, Joshua James Small, 29, James Winston Mau'u 23, Haydn Thomas Forbes, 25, David Steven Meatuai, 41, Fidel Gunes, 29 and Peter Michael Cummins 35.
All face murder charges but none were present when their cases were briefly mentioned in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday.
They will stay in custody after their matters were adjourned to August 2 for committal mention.
Gold Coast criminal lawyer Michael Gatenby is representing all the accused and said he would be "very surprised" if a murder charge stuck for the bulk of them given the prima facie case.
He said he already had instructions from Crowden to contest the charge.
"It seems that some of the charges are quite spurious, some people have almost no involvement in the alleged offending, some people have done some things on the crown case very early in time and a couple people have done some things allegedly after it's occurred," he said outside the court on Monday.
He said a number of applications would be made for bail.
Detectives said on July 1 they were confident the Mongols orchestrated the execution of Bowden, as he sat in his BMW.
The state's homicide and gangs squads along with other specialist officers raided properties at Pimpama, Redland Bay, Underwood, Upper Coomera, Helensvale and Wanora on Sunday.
The raids follow an offer of protection from prosecution on top of $250,000 for information to solve Bowden's death for anyone not directly involved.
He was initially a member of the Finks criminal bikie gang, part of its "terror team" jailed over the Gold Coast's so-called ballroom blitz brawl in which three people were shot and two stabbed in 2006.
After his release, it's understood he defected to the Mongols but was booted out and rejoined the Finks just before he was shot.