12 held over Hells' Angels crime spree

Police have arrested 12 people with Hells Angels connections as part of a major crackdown on organised crime in Sweden.

Police have arrested 12 people with Hells Angels connections as part of a major crackdown on organised crime in Sweden.

Police spokesman Jan Strannegard says the 12 were arrested on Wednesday after a police raid at a Hells Angels club house in Gothenburg.

He said they are suspected of crimes including robbery, assault and breaking arms laws.

Another nine people have been taken in for questioning by police in relation to the raid, which had been in preparation for months as part of a nationwide crackdown on organised crime.

Last year, the Swedish leader of the Bandidos motorcycle club was sentenced to nine years in prison for orchestrating grenade attacks against two men, also in Gothenberg.

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