Thai police have arrested three Australians
they say are members of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang, seizing guns,
swords and a sports car.
the seaside town of Pattaya searched five luxury houses on Wednesday,
arresting the three Australians and a Canadian for several alleged offences.
Police Major General Surachet Hakpal said
the men are believed to be members of the Hells Angels, which he said are
involved in illegal drugs, human trafficking, extortion and money laundering
"These people entered Thailand, married
Thai women, were without regular jobs, but had luxury houses and cars and
spent lavishly," Major General Surachet said, according to the Bangkok Post.
Police said two of the men tested positive
for drugs and will face charges before being deported.
Thai authorities cancelled the visas of
four more foreigners believed to be members of the Hells Angels.
The raids come almost two years after
the kidnap and murder of an Australian Hells Angels
boss in Pattaya.
His Australian bodyguard was sentenced to
death for the crime.