The former National Vice President of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Club, 59-year-old John Xavier Portillo, was sentenced on Monday to two consecutive life sentences, plus twenty years, in federal prison for racketeering and drug trafficking charges.
Portillo (photo above) was convicted alongside…Continue
Outlaw motorcycle clubs have become an increasingly powerful presence in the world of organized crime around the globe. While they claim to exist for no other reason than to enjoy a free lifestyle and riding motorcycles many clubs and chapters have been busted for crimes ranging from extortion and drug dealing to…Continue
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Daddy ain’t happy. The Mongols motorcycle club in the United States has kicked out the majority of its European chapters in “bad standing,” Dutch weekly Panorama reported this week. American Mongols MC leaders ordered emissaries from several of its European countries to get their act together. Displeased, the American…Continue
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It was yet another glorious moment for the Bandidos motorcycle club: On October 8, 2016, the bikers celebrated the founding of their first chapter in the Republic of Ireland. Irish newspapers were filled with articles about, what they labeled, the international, violent, and criminal motorcycle club from…Continue
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A force of over 1500 police officers raided fifty residences and club houses of members of Turkish-German outlaw motorcycle club Osmanen Germania Boxclub this morning. The operation marks the latest in a rising trend of police crackdowns on outlaw biker gangs in Europe.
It didn’t take authorities long to…Continue
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Bandidos National Sergeant at Arms Justin Cole Forster pleaded guilty Friday to federal racketeering, drug trafficking and extortion charges. The 32-year-old outlaw biker faces up to life in federal prison.
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Three officers of the Waco Police Department have been cleared by an internal investigation and grand jury Wednesday in relation to the deadly biker shootout at Twin Peaks restaurant in May of last…Continue
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The Mob Museum in Las Vegas continues to shine a spotlight on gritty criminal elements in the United States and abroad. Having prominently detailed the history of everyone from bootleggers and mobsters to Mexican drug lord…Continue
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The Las Vegas black book has become a thing of gangland lore, a list containing the most notorious organized crime figures who were banned from Las Vegas casinos. Now, police in Australia have compiled their own black book. But several infamous individuals, including the alleged head of the ‘Ndrangheta in Melbourne and a reputed Triad…Continue
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By David Amoruso
Australia Day started with a bang for the Bandidos motorcycle club in Geelong, Australia, when an explosion ripped through their clubhouse on January 26. Despite CCTV images of the explosion, police have few leads and yesterday launched an appeal for more information.
As can be seen in the video below, the explosion was…Continue
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Authorities in Texas have arrested the highest ranking leaders of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Club on federal racketeering and drug distribution charges, yesterday. Charges stem from Bandidos’ war with rival biker gang Cossacks MC and a drug ring run by Bandidos leaders and members of its Colorado chapter.
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A grand jury in McLennan County has indicted 106 bikers over the shootout in May that left nine people dead and eighteen people wounded at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas. Each defendant is charged with engaging in organized criminal activity. The 71 other bikers arrested that day will face the same charges when the grand…Continue
Mexican criminal organizations are the biggest drug threat to the United States, the 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment by the DEA reports. They already are the primary suppliers of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana, but continue to ramp up production and trafficking to flood drug markets in the U.S. “These groups are…Continue
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By David Amoruso
This month has been the bloodiest one yet in the entire history of outlaw motorcycle gangs. And it’s not even over. The spotlight was on Waco, Texas, where nine bikers were killed. But earlier this month, in the Netherlands, three bikers were wounded in a shootout. And yesterday, in Germany one was badly injured, while another died…Continue
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The Bandidos Motorcycle Club has started a probationary chapter in the city of Sittard in the Netherlands. In the country where once the Hells Angels reigned supreme things have gotten pretty crowded in the past few years. The presence of the Bandidos is especially worrisome to police, though, as…Continue
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Toronto’s crack-smoking mayor Rob Ford is hoping he can salvage what’s left of his political career by wooing the citizens of his city with enthusiastic public appearances. Those include plenty of photo-ops, even with the Hells Angels. Another dumb move by Ford, but for the most prominent biker club in the world it’s yet another…Continue
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It’s always a sight. A parade of burly men on big Harley Davidson motorcycles wearing smudged leather vests with emblems signifying their status as outlaws. Society’s rules don’t apply to them, they say, but society the world over begs to differ. Governments from Europe to Australia are creating tougher laws to “destroy” biker gangs. Will they succeed?…Continue
Australian outlaw motorcycle groups have been making headline after headline these past few months. Shootings and beatings have been shaking up the sunny cities of the land down under as bikers are fighting amongst each other over territory and new members. And now, it seems, a Mexican drug cartel has joined the…Continue
Bikers like to flex their muscles and keep police on their toes. In the past few years there have been many rumors about biker wars that were about to flare up. So far, luckily, none of those rumors came true. In Germany, however, bikers are adding more gasoline on a smoldering fire that, authorities fear, might turn into a deadly blaze enveloping the city…Continue
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