Kelowna Mounties execute search warrant on Hells Angels clubhouse

Update: Vice-president of Kelowna Hells Angels, David Giles, in custody and facing charges according to reporters tweeting from RCMP presser

Reporters tweeting from inside a police press conference in Vancouver explaining this weekend’s Hells Angels clubhouse raid in Kelowna say several high-ranking HA members have been arrested and $4 million seized.

Global reporter Peter Meiszner has tweeted that the group includes the Kelowna chapter’s vice-presient, David Giles, along with several other high-ranking members.

CBC reporter Kirk Williams was the first to post pictures of the $4 million in cash seized during the raid. RCMP have already stated the operation, and another in Osoyoos, were connected to a Southeast District drug file.

Meanwhile, local CTV reporter Kent Molgat is reporting new locks and doors are being installed on the house raided this morning as the press conference unfolds.

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Members of the Kelowna RCMP executed a search warrant Saturday afternoon at 837 Ellis Street—widely believed to be a clubhouse for the Hells Angels.

Details are limited at this point; however, according to Const. Kris Clark, the warrant was executed “pursuant to an ongoing investigation.”

“More details will come at a press conference Monday in Vancouver,” said Clark.

Several RCMP vehicles surrounded the property Saturday afternoon.

Employees of Knox Mountain Market, which is located across the street from the property, said they did not hear or see police execute the search warrant; however, they noted a few customers said they heard the sound of breaking glass.

More details to come.

wpaterson@kelownacapnews.com

Kelowna Capital News

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