Four members of the Hells Angels have been arrested in northwest Spain for alleged drug smuggling
Police have arrested four members of the motorbike gang, the Hells Angels, for allegedly smuggling 500 kilograms of cocaine into Spain.
In a statement, the Spanish Interior Ministry said the men, all Canadians, were arrested near the coastal city of Pontevedra, where one had arrived by yacht, allegedly having sailed from Colombia with drugs.
One of the three men who met the yacht was a known member of the San Diego chapter of the Hells Angels.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police had been investigating another of the men for suspected drug smuggling.
Police had been monitoring the smuggling operation since late July, it concluded when officers’ raided two vans loaded with cocaine and arrested the Canadians.
Two other people were arrested in a separate operation, and were said to be “responsible for the delivery of the drug” to Spain, in a statement by the Interior Ministry.