Canada Hells Angels arrested on Vancouver Island in limousine with loaded gun and drugs

11:35  12 may  2017
11:35  12 may  2017 Source:   Vancouver Sun

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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 said in a news release that officers pulled over a limousine on Highway 1 in Langford Sunday. The limo was allegedly seen committing a traffic offence.

Bikers gathered on Vancouver Island last weekend for the annual ride in memory of missing Hells Angel Michael “Zeke” Mickle. But some of them decided a limousine ride might be more comfortable than their Harleys.

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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.

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West Shore RCMP said in a news release that officers pulled over a limousine on Highway 1 in Langford Sunday.

The limo was allegedly seen committing a traffic offence.

“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,” Cst. Alex Bérubé said in a news release.

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All 10 people in the limo were arrested, including six full-patch Hells Angels, Bérubé said.

“Three of those individuals were released on a promise to appear in court on August 10, 2017.”

Mounties are now preparing a report to Crown Counsel which will have recommendations for criminal charges.

Hells Angels were gathering on Vancouver Island for the annual “Zeke” memorial ride, in memory of Nanaimo Hells Angels president Michael “Zeke” Mickle, who disappeared in 1993 and is presumed dead.

The Hells Angels in B.C. recently expanded by opening a 10th chapter called the Hardside.

Bérubé said police had local resources, as well as officers from the anti-gang Combine Forces Special Enforcement Unit monitoring this outlaw motorcycle ride.

“Criminal activity will not be tolerated in the West Shore community and we will strive to keep it safe,” Bérubé said.

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