The PEI Organized Crime Task Force, comprised of police representatives from Charlottetown Police Services, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Summerside Police Service, and Kensington Police Service, arrested nine males in the city overnight. The individuals are hangarounds with the Hells Angels Woodbridge (Ontario) chapter.
All nine have been charged with the following Criminal Code offences:
One count each -- Section 206 relating to lotteries and games of chance;
Once count each – Section 467.11 relating to participation in activities of a criminal organization; and
One count each – Section 467.12 relating to the commission of an offence for a criminal organization.
The nine individuals were lodged overnight at the Provincial Correctional Centre and were scheduled to appear in court this morning.
The Provincial Organized Crime Task Force was struck earlier this year to investigate organized crime activities in the province with an initial focus on 1 percent Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs.