Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) has banned the rocker association “Bandidos MC Federation West Central” for criminal activities.
The ministry announced on Monday that all of the association’s assets would be confiscated and confiscated. The group’s hallmarks are “not allowed to be disseminated, published or used in a gathering,” the ministry said. It also prohibited the formation of substitute organizations.
At the beginning of the month, on Seehofer’s instructions, the police took action against the rocker association with almost 1,800 officials in five federal states. They searched more than 100 objects and seized weapons, ammunition and “large amounts of cash”, as the ministry announced at the time.
Seehofer had ordered the raids because of the “urgent suspicion” of criminal offenses. The association is striving for “a territorial and financial increase in power over competing rocker-like groups and enforces corresponding claims by force,” the ministry said at the time. The raids focused on North Rhine-Westphalia, but searches also took place in Lower Saxony, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate and Thuringia.
According to the Home Office, the group was founded in Houston, USA, in 1966. She has been represented in Germany since 1999. As a so-called “world club” it now has branches in many countries. The official purpose of the “Bandidos MC Federation West Central” is the promotion of motorcycling together and the organization of events.
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