Skip to comments.Danish Police warn of gangland war
Posted on 12/05/2012 5:45:52 AM PST by DeaconBenjamin
Police are warning that a new spate of gang warfare may be on the way and have been searching gang member houses in an attempt to prevent an outbreak of violence.
Zealand police have been searching several addresses in Roskilde, Hedehusene and Copenhagen, Copenhagen West Police say in a news release, adding the operation has been carried out in cooperation with the National Investigation Centre, SKAT and Gang task Force East.
We unfortunately haveindications that a conflict is under way, says Supt. Kim Kliver of Task Force East.
But todays operation has been carried out to send gang members a clear signal that we will not accept a violent conflict that puts neighbours and the general population in danger, he adds.
Contacts between the Hells Angels and Bandidos biker groups on a peace agreement have broken down, the Hells Angels Spokesman Jørgen Jøncke Nielsen is reported as telling the BT newspaper.
Negotiations have broken down, he is reported as saying. The breakdown comes following news that a former leading Hells Angels member, Brian Sandberg has joined the Bandidos.
Jøncke Nielsen says the move is a breach of trust, despite the fact that Sandberg pulled out of the Hells Angels with the acceptance label Left, claiming he wanted more time to devote to his family.
Sandbergs move to the Hells Angels rival may have changed both the HA view of Sandberg and not least of the Bandidos, with whom the Hells Angels were engaged in a turf war in the 1990s that cost the lives of several people.
Although there have been some minor incidents between the two since the 1990s, bilateral talks have in general managed to keep the peace.
But according to Jøncke Nielsen talks have now been stopped and the trust built up between the two has been lost.
News of the breakdown comes a day after Zealand police raided 52 gangland addresses in connection with police information that a gang war could be imminent. Apart from raiding properties housing those with connections to older gangs, officers also searched properties connected to the La Razza immigrant group.
Lars and Thor of the Hells Angels
White problem, so its ok for the Danish media to report. Utter silence on the major problemc though.