Feds Infiltrate Hells Angels, Arrest 57 In West


Federal agents arrested 57 Hells Angels Motorcycle Club members yesterday throughout the West, some in connection with a Nevada shootout that left four people dead and others on firearms, drug and racketeering charges, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Agents made early-morning raids on Hells Angels clubhouses, hangouts and homes in five states. The arrests culminated of a two-year investigation in which agents infiltrated the Hells Angels.

The investigation was under way when Hells Angels members shot it out with the rival Mongols gang in a Harrah’s casino in Laughlin, Nev., on April 27, 2002. Four gang members died as people in the packed casino dove for cover.

Link: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2003/12/04/MNG0Q3FPCV1.DTL

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