WEST Shore RCMP arrested several outlaw motorcycle gang members last Saturday (May 6) after conducting a traffic stop on a limousine on Highway 1 near Leigh Road in Langford, police announced on Thursday.
The traffic stop was initiated when the limousine was observed allegedly committing an offence under the Motor Vehicle Act. During the traffic stop, police said they 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 – four associates and six full patch Hells Angels – were arrested and later released. Three of them were released on a promise to appear in court on August 10.
Police said 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,” said RCMP Constable. Alex Bérubé. “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, contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or anonymously contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca.