Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Hells Angels face more Criminal organization charges
The Vancouver Province is reporting that Criminal organization charges have been tacked on to trafficking and conspiracy allegations against eight Hells Angels members accused of being involved in an international drug ring.
Last week police announced that they had raided a number of properties in the Okanagan and arrested Shawn Womacks, Murray Trekofski, Orhan Saydam, Bryan Oldham, Kevin Van Kalkeren, James Howard, Michael Read and David Giles. Giles is vice-president and Oldham is the sergeant at arms of the Kelowna chapter of the Hells Angels.
Womacks, Trekofski, Saydam and Oldham are charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking a controlled substance in association with a criminal organization. Oldham also faces a charge of conspiracy to traffic a controlled substance in association with a criminal organization.
Van Kalkeren, Howard, Read and Giles are charged with conspiracy to import a controlled substance and conspiracy to traffic a controlled substance in association with a criminal organization. The cases of all eight accused appeared in B.C. Provincial Court and B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver Wednesday.