The Hells Angels are coming to Langley, but police expect it to be a low-key event.
The annual Hells Angels Canada Run will involve a party for the members of the outlaw motorcycle club at the clubhouse in the Milner area, on 61st Avenue between 216th and 224th Streets. The event is to be held on July 19 and 20.
Despite the location, the local chapter of bikers is officially the White Rock chapter, but moved here many years ago.
"These events happen yearly, and for the most part, they are uneventful," said Sgt. Lindsey Houghton, spokesperson for the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia.
However, he emphasized that Hells Angels members have been involved in drugs, weapons, and violent offenses. Members of outlaw motorcycle gangs have been identified as organized crime groups, said Houghton.
"The law enforcement initiative this weekend is a coordinated and unified effort to monitor any public safety issues which may arise, but we expect this to be a low-key event," said Supt. Derek Cooke, the head of the Langley RCMP detachment.
One of the recent major events involving the Hells Angels in Langley was a bash the chapter threw for its 25th anniversary in 2008. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the chapter.
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