Traffic stop leads to arrest of outlaw motorcycle gang members; gun and drugs seized
2017-05-11 10:09 PDT
File # 2017-6249
West Shore RCMP have arrested several outlaw motorcycle gang members on May 6, 2017 after conducting a traffic stop on a limousine on Highway 1 near Leigh Rd in Langford.
The traffic stop was initiated by West Shore RCMP after the limousine was observed committing an offence under the Motor Vehicle Act. During the traffic stop, police gathered evidence which led to the arrest of all occupants of the vehicle. 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.
The 10 occupants of the vehicle, 4 associates and 6 full patch Hells Angels were arrested and later released. Three of those individuals were released on a Promise to Appear in court on August 10, 2017.
A detailed report to Crown Counsel will be forwarded for consideration of multiple criminal charges.
Criminal activity will not be tolerated in the West Shore community and we will strive to keep it safe, states Cst. Alex Bérubé, spokesperson for the West Shore RCMP.
We had significant resources, including the West Shore RCMP Crime Reduction Unit, Traffic Section, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) and air support to monitor this outlaw motorcycle ride.
If you have any information about criminal activity, please contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca.
Cst. Alex BérubéMedia Relations Officer
West Shore RCMP
698 Atkins Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B 3A4
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