Police raid Hells Angels clubhouses

Police raid Hells Angels clubhouses

Police raided the clubhouses of the Hells Angels motorbike club in Lanaken and Genk in Limburg on Tuesday night seizing an array of weapons. The searches formed part of a massive police operation and an investigation by federal prosecutors across Belgium and the Netherlands.

In all, sixteen premises were raided across the country, with a 12 people detained. A total of fifty weapons were seized including a rocket launcher, eight firearms and 800 rounds of ammunition. Bullet proof vests with Belgian police logos were also impounded.

A series of violent incidents involving extortion, drugs, arms trafficking and organised crime triggered the investigation. The investigation is also linked to a drugs enquiry that started last December and involved nine home search warrants for in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.

The Brussels Times

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