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.