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The Vikings, who were affiliated with the Hells Angels , are no longer active in Newfoundland and Labrador, says the RCMP.
The RCMP says it has dismantled the Vikings motorcycle club, a criminal group associated with the Hells Angels.
According to law enforcement, the dismantling of this biker group probably makes Newfoundland and Labrador the only Canadian province without a criminal motorcycle club linked to the Hells Angels.
On October 21, three members of the Vikings, Vincent Leonard, Wayne Johnson and James Curran, were sentenced to several years in prison.
According to Inspector Stefan Thoms of the RCMP's Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit in Newfoundland and Labrador, these sentences bring to an end Operation Bombard, an investigation launched in the province almost 10 years.
We managed to completely dismantle this organization, Stefan Thoms said in an interview aired Friday on CBC's
According to Inspector Thoms, 11 people were convicted following Operation Bombard.
Despite With the disappearance of the Vikings, the influence of the Hells Angels continues to be felt in the province, says Stefan Thoms.
According to a press release released by law enforcement, “Project Bombard came about after the stabbing of Dale Porter in North River June 29, 2014”
On March 8, 2019, Allan Winfield Potter was convicted of this murder and sentenced to life in prison, without parole. parole for a period of 25 years.
Despite the dismantling of the Vikings, the RCMP indicates that the activities of motorcycle groups continue in the province, notably with the Outlaw and the Bacchus.
Stefan Thoms suspects that the Hells Angels will continue their efforts to establish themselves in the province through other criminal groups.
With information from CBC