Saskatoon Police Services and the RCMP held a press conference to announce drug busts of Hells Angels members and associates on January 15, 2015 in Saskatoon
|New charges against members of the Fallen Saints Motorcycle Club could be the first step in a broader operation aimed at Canada’s most feared gang. “Criminal organization charges are really used to tack on extra years on the sentence. This will motivate some of the charged Fallen Saints to roll over,” said Yves Lavigne.|
At the time of the initial raids last January, police seized drugs — including massive quantities of cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin — valued at more than $8 million. Police also seized hundreds of firearms and laid dozens of weapons-related charges. Now at least seven of the 21 people caught up in the raids face more serious charges related to being members of a criminal organization.
Fallen Saints group photo. Facebook.
|The charges come on top of more than 100 that have already been laid against at least 21 men in relation to the 15-month investigation.|
According to police, the Fallen Saints in Saskatoon were acting as a “puppet club” for the Hells Angels.