Friday, September 22, 2006

MC GANGS IN GOTHENBURG

In the news:

Police said Thursday they arrested a leading member of a motorcycle gang for allegedly orchestrating two car explosions in the Swedish city Goteborg this week.

No one was killed in the two explosions, which police said were retaliations from the biker gang Bandidos against a taxi driver and a man in the Goteborg restaurant industry. (IHT / AP, 09/21/06.)


The Bandidos gang leader on the west coast is originally from Iran. [Editor's note: Swedish media has identified him as "Mehdi Seyyed".]

The criminal elements of the biker gangs are trying to control the wardrobes and entrances at different restaurants in Gothenburg. That way they could sell drugs and collect "protection fees"...

Do you have problems with motorcycle gangs in your area? I hope the new government will make personal safety an issue of top priority and give the police more resources.

Related: My post, IS THE MOB RULING CHICAGO?