The police of Spain known as the Guardia Civil in conjunction with Barcelona’s los Mossos d’Esquadra arrested approximately 22 alleged members of the Hell’s Angels Motorcyle Club on Tuesday. Two of those detained were from the Italian branch of the club. The arrests took place in Valencia, Barcelona, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Madrid, Malaga, Alicante and Murcia.
Police seized Neo-Nazi propaganda, weapons, bulletproof vests, ammunition, 200,000 euros, and one kilogram of cocaine. Charges included forming an illegal organization, extortion, drugs and weapons trafficing.
This is the third operation against the Hell’s Angels in Spain since 1996. The last two also took place predominately in the Barcelona area in December 2007 and March 1996.