Federal authorities have now charged 11 alleged members of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club over the last year, as they aggressively investigate the outlaw club that is allegedly involved in a wide-range of criminal activity and rapidly expanding throughout New Jersey.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office of New Jersey announced Monday that two alleged high-ranking members were charged for a 2018 beating of a member of a rival motorcycle gang and that a grand jury returned an indictment against an alleged member for commissioning a gang-related gunpoint assault in which an associate of the Pagans was beaten for breaking the organization’s rules.
Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig said at a press conference that the organization is a “racketeering enterprise that is involved in various forms of illegal activity,” including drugs and weapon trafficking, as well as other violent crimes throughout New Jersey.
“This investigation has dealt a significant blow to the Pagans motorcycle gang,” said Susan A. Gibson, special agent in charge of the DEA’s New Jersey division. “The use of violence, weapons, and intimidation was standard for this criminal organization, and law enforcement made it clear that their behavior would not be tolerated. It is a bad day for the Pagans.”.
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