Each organized crime organization has its own individual business interests; which can include, but not limited to, the following; drug trafficking, racketeering, money laundering, prostitution, gambling, etc. However, Hells Angels found business interests in many illegal activities including the trafficking of drugs and stolen goods, extortion, and violent crimes. According to the federal government, Hells Angels make millions of dollars off of their business interests. But, Hells Angels insists that they are not who the feds present them as. It has been implied by several members that though some of members have been involved with criminal activity, they are not an organized crime organization. Their only objective is to serve as a motorcycle club; which is also known as outlaw biking. The members of Hells Angels insist that their business interest is in motorcycles, including there styles, customs, and speed. Hells Angels, according to the ATF, dominate the trafficking of drugs in Oregon and North Carolina do to their connection with Colombian dealers. They also have found that the Hells Angels gain interest in the selling and trading of weapons. During the development of the Hells Angels organization they presented themselves a simple club; however, that image quickly changed when the organization became more as a business. They became incorporated, created a motto/slogan, and even created a logo. After becoming an officially documented business, the Hells Angels slowly entered the business of organized crime by gaining publicity. Once the Hells Angels became known as an organized crime group, its members lived up to its name. The continuous arrest of Hells Angels has made an impression that is unforgettable and has been carved in stone for them. Hells Angels has verified what the federal government defines them as. They have business interests that has continuously caused them to be involved with criminal activities,...
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