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May 30, 2013

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The Hells Angels, The Trafficking of Cocaine, And the Greeks!

The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club has been in Athens, Greece for many years now. They have opened a chapter in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece and they are also forming other chapters across the country in regions such as Chania, Crete.

Who are They?

The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club (HAMC) is a worldwide motorcycle club whose members typically ride Harley-Davidson motorcycles and is considered an organized crime syndicate by the U.S. Department of Justice. In the United States and Canada, the Hells Angels are incorporated as the Hells Angels Motorcycle Corporation. Common nicknames for the club are the "H.A.", "Red & White", and "81" (H and A being the eighth and first letters of the alphabet).

As to why this gang is in Greece is indeed a mystery. One thing is for sure, the powers that be in Greece allowed this "Red & White Machine" to roll on into the country without any violence.

They are after all a gang and as we all know -and has been reported- most of its members all over the world are into a plethora of criminal activity such as narcotics, motorcycle theft, fraud, extortion, murder, assault, as well as many legal business' like tattoo shops, bars, motorcycle shops, etc.

But in some bizzare and twisted way they also do a lot of good. It is rumored that they do bike drives for various issues, and across the world we have seen them conduct these drives for kids with cancer. What's more they even apparently donate their long hair so that children who have cancer can once again gain the hair that they lost during chemotherapy.

If the "Godfathers of the Night" even dared to make a move against the club, then be certain that clubs from all over Europe would unite to back their brothers in Greece against this mafia. Of course, there is also a small chance that Greece would be evacuated to later be re-taken by the "Brotherhood." For now, their closest rival is probably their sworn enemies, the Mongols, who are quite a distance away, or in Italy.

We here at HellasFrappe have not really noted any criminal activity from the chapter in Greece. Quite the contrary, someone on our staff accidentally came face to face with one member in the summer of  2012 and described him as a pretty nice guy!

Nonetheless, this is their website address in Greece - www.hells-angels.gr

Any way you cut it, news about biker gangs making house in Greece, or any type of gangs is frightening, but as we stated earlier and as common sense dictates, these boys don't really bother anyone if they are not bothered first.

Besides, the Hells Angels have a history with the Greeks.

(Yes we were being sarcastic).

The Greeks in Canada, and more specifically in Calgary actually have a great relationship with the Hells Angels and a profound reputation of being involved with the trafficking of cocaine. According to the link posted below the Greeks in Calgary are well known in Western Canada for having shady dealings with that city's chapter of the notorious Hells Angels gang. In fact they were involved in smuggling cocaine and heroin. More precisely, the Hells Angels out of Calgary and Kelowna sanctioned Greeks in the area of Vernon to carry out their business and this Greek organization's activity involved homicides, high-echelon level drug trafficking as well as controlling street-level trafficking! Basically they were involved in just about every type of criminal activity imaginable.

Finally in Australia, Greek Australian Hells Angels associate, Peter Zervas, stood trial some time ago over a vicious airport brawl in Sydney’s airport. The brawl led to the murder of his brother Anthony Zervas. Not much information was given about this case, because Peter Zervas refused to give any details in the case, even though he was mysteriously shot -but survived- outside of a relatives home a little after his siblings murder.

International Presence

On July the 30th. 1969 the first European Hells Angels charter was accepted in London, England and today there are more than 125 charters in Europe alone. In the end of the seventies Australian clubs were admitted and in 1984, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil became the first South American charter. In 1993 Hells Angels came to the African continent with a charter in Johannesburg, South Africa. Eastern Europe got its own Hells Angels charter in the new millennium and since then many more countries have been granted the now famous winged death head.

The admission of clubs all over the globe caused changes in the structure of Hells Angels. The small motorcycle club from Berdoo in the US was now mother charter of the world´s biggest motorcycle brotherhood HELLS ANGELS MOTORCYCLE CLUB WORLD.

Today Hells Angels MC World has charters in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bohemia (Czech Republic), Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, United States and Wales. Clubs from new countries seeking admission are to be found in Japan, Lithuania , Latvia and Romania.

Sources
http://neoskosmos.com/news/en/Greek-bikie-denied-bail-peter-zervas-hells%20angels-sydney-airport
http://greekorganizedcrime.blogspot.gr/2009/06/hells-angels-in-greece.html
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Hells+Angels+convicted+could+free+soon/8203520/story.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/tag/hells-angels



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