Lawyers for an alleged senior motorcycle gang member have appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates Court following raids on the Hells Angels on Thursday.

Peter Hewat, 58, was one of 13 people arrested after almost 60 raids on the outlaw motorcycle group and its affiliated clubs around Melbourne.

He is described by police as the club's sergeant-at-arms and is facing 13 charges relating to weapons, drugs and proceeds of crime.

Hewat was granted permission not to appear in court and did not apply for bail.

After a brief hearing he was remanded in custody until October 18.

Police say they expect to lay more charges relating to the raids.

More than 700 police were involved in the raids on Thursday that were aimed at trying to find two military-style weapons used in shootings in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne last week.

Tensions were high following three bikie-related shootings in two days.

A tattoo parlour was sprayed with bullets at Dandenong on September 30.

A few hours later, an employee arrived at a gym in the nearby suburb of Hallam to shots had been fired at the business.

Makeshift bombs were thrown at the windows but did not explode.

A day later, a number of shots were fired at a Hells Angels clubhouse at Seaford.

 

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