A Traffic Stop Led to Arrest of 10 Hells Angels with Loaded Guns and Drugs
A traffic stop on Vancouver Island over the weekend led to the arrest of six Hells Angels and the seizure of a firearm and drugs.
West Shore RCMP Officers pulled over a limousine on Highway 1 in Langford Sunday. The limousine was pulled over about 5 p.m. on Saturday and allegedly seen committing a traffic offence. The limo was pulled over on the Trans-Canada Highway near Leigh Road.
A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded a loaded handgun with several loaded magazines and various suspected drugs such as cocaine, marijuana and other suspected controlled substance in tablet forms.
All 10 people in the limo were arrested, including six full-patch Hells Angels and three out of those ten individuals were released on promise to appear in court on August 10, 2017.
A detailed report to Crown counsel will be forwarded for consideration of multiple criminal charges.
Bikers gathered on Vancouver Island last weekend for the annual ride in memory of Michael (Zeke) Mickel, the Nanaimo Hells Angels president who disappeared in 1993 and is presumed dead.
The Hells Angels in B.C. recently expanded by opening a 10th chapter called the Hardside.
“Criminal activity will not be tolerated in the West Shore community and we will strive to keep it safe,” Cst. Alex Bérubé said in a news release.