Thai po­lice ar­rest Hells An­gels mem­bers

The Jakarta Post - - AEAN 50 -

THAI­LAND: Thai po­lice have ar­rested four mem­bers of a Hells An­gels biker gang ac­cused of drug crimes, vi­o­lence and pos­ing a threat to so­ci­ety, the Tourist Po­lice said on Thurs­day.

Three Aus­tralians and a Cana­dian were ar­rested on Wed­nes­day in Pat­taya, a ma­jor tourist re­sort with a rep­u­ta­tion as a hub for for­eign gangs, drug deal­ing and the sex in­dus­try.

Piyapong En­sarn of the Pat­taya Tourist Po­lice told Reuters that two of the ac­cused gang mem­bers would be de­ported and the two oth­ers would be charged with drug of­fences. “Traces of co­caine were found on them,” he said. Reuters was un­able to con­tact ei­ther the ac­cused or their lawyers for com­ment. Pat­taya is 100 kilo­me­ters south­east of the Thai cap­i­tal, Bangkok. — Reuters

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