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Last Updated: April 23, 2014

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Order to surrender ‘indecent’ plates

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    Doug Gaylard with his Falcon GT with the MONGOLS numberplate. Picture: Daryl Wright. Source: Supplied

Man told to hand plates in after advertising them for $20,000.

A food takeaway owner who invested in personalised plates named after a notorious outlaw motor cycle gang has been ordered by the State Government to return the plates after he was told they were "indecent".

Douglas Gaylard, 68, bought the 'MONGOLS' plates for $3200 but after placing them on his GTE Ford he said he copped extra police attention, including detectives visiting his store and having his and his wife's car pulled over by police.

The US-based Mongols began a recruitment drive in Australia last year, with a number of Gold Coast-based Finks bikies patching over. Mr Gaylard, who had advertised the plates for $20,000, said he received a letter from the Department of Transport stating that it had received a complaint after an article about police cracking down over the plate was published in The Courier-Mail.

Mr Gaylard said he was offered a refund for the plates and would now consider the plates 'FordGTE'. "I just think it's garbage," Mr Gaylard said.