UPDATE 3: Organized Crime Task Force arrests nine at motorcycle club

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A raid at the Charlottetown hang-around clubhouse last night has resulted in the arrest of Nine people associated with the Hells Angels all facing multiple charges, including running an allegedly illegal lottery scheme.

Police said at a press conference this afternoon that items such as cash and record books were seized during a raid last night following a meeting at the Charlottetown club house.

The PEI Organized Crime Task Force, made up of police representatives from Charlottetown Police Services, the RCMP, Summerside Police Service, and Kensington Police Service, arrested nine men in the city overnight. All of them are hangarounds with the Hells Angels Woodbridge (Ontario) chapter.

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Police take some of the bikers arrested Wednesday from the Charlottetown Police Services tactical support unit vehicle and into the provincial court in Charlottetown Thursday.

Summerside police chief David Poirier is also at press conference in Charlottetown at this hour.

All nine have been charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

One count each -- Section 206 relating to lotteries and games of chance;

Once count each – Section 467.11 relating to participation in activities of a criminal organization; and

One count each – Section 467.12 relating to the commission of an offence for a criminal organization.

 

The Provincial Organized Crime Task Force was struck earlier this year to investigate organized crime activities in the province with an initial focus on One-percent Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs.

 

ALSO RELATED: Halifax police arrest Hells Angels member in 'significant hit' to biker gang

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