Nova Scotia RCMP are working to ensure an outlaw motorcycle gang doesn't get a foothold in the province.
The Hells Angels Halifax chapter folded 17 years ago, after police raided the gang's clubhouse in Fairview. Now, it seems the gang is trying to make a comeback.
"The Hells Angels doesn't have a full chapter," RCMP Sgt. Michael Sims told Global News. "Do they want one? Absolutely."
Sims has been with the RCMP for 23 years. He said since 2013, the Angels have set up a number of support chapters across the province.
"These have changed over the years. They're still attempting to create a full-fledged Hells Angels chapter, but up until now they haven't found the stability and the right people to make that happen," said Sims to Global.
The Bacchus are another gang with a presence in the province. Sims telling Global the gang has a clubhouse in Halifax, but has not spread out in a while.
Outlaw motorcycle gangs have been connected to a slew of different crimes, including prostitution, drugs and weapons. According to Sims, police have the resources to fight these gangs, but information from the public is important to give authorities the upper hand.