Monday, August 17, 2015

Devils Ghosts biker gang members face drug, weapons charges

Five men believed to be connected to the Devils Ghosts biker gang are facing drug and weapons charges after a raid earlier this week.

Matthew Richiot, Michaël Petardi, Sergio Nesparoli and his son, also named Sergio Nesparoli, as well as Gino Nesparoli were arrested during a joint police operation on Tuesday in Montreal North and Rivière-des-Prairies.
"We seized several items like four handguns, one long weapon, [bullets], bulletproof jackets and approximately one kilogram of cocaine," said Sûreté du Quebec Sgt. Mélanie Dumaresq. The Devils Ghosts is a relatively new biker gang said to be affiliated with the Hells Angels.
The Hells Angels arrived in B.C. in 1983, forming four chapters and then adding five more, the most recent being the West Point chapter, in 2012. Provincial membership hovers around 100 members. Their power extends far beyond that, police say, through associates, prospective members and support clubs.