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Infiltration key to 4-year outlaw biker gang investigation

Reported by: Amber Dixon
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Updated: 6/28/2013 8:19 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV -- Federal, state and local law enforcement indict more than 30 bikers in a sting they say targeted some of the most violent motorcycle gang members in the nation.

Authorities say the four-year investigation extends beyond Nevada, spanning several other states.

At least 20 indictments were unsealed Thursday, and authorities say more are coming.

The documents detail numerous undercover police operations where officers say they purchased large amounts of narcotics from suspected biker drug dealers.

Operation Pure Luck started in Las Vegas four years ago and involved several agencies: ATF, the U.S. attorney's and Clark County district attorney’s office, Metro, Henderson and other police departments.

Authorities say busts were made in at least seven states and include members of the Vagos, the Green Machine, the Banditos, the Wicked Riderz and the Chosen Few.

In the end, authorities seized 43 firearms, 7.5 pounds of meth, 161 grams of cocaine, 2,000 prescription pills and more than $8,000.

So far at least 25 people have been arrested: 15 of them in Las Vegas.

Many of the indictments involved members of the Vagos Motorcycle Club. The group's attorney tells News 3 he's still sorting through the details but believes the Vagos will win in the end. He thinks members of the other accused motorcycle clubs are likely to blame.


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