Gang insider aided police investigation into Zig Zag Crew, Hells Angels
A Zig Zag Crew member helped police bring down more than 30 fellow gang members this week by sharing information with investigators.
According to documents obtained by CTV News, police learned a great deal about the inner workings of the Hells Angels and their puppet club the Zig Zag Crew during the investigation.
Police paid the full-patch member of the Zig Zag Crew $450,000 to be their insider known as Agent 22.
Documents describe how Agent 22 was fitted with a recording device and captured 37 Zig Zag Crew meetings through the past year in which members talked about conflict with other gangs and about possibly expanding into Kelowna.
Police say the documents show illicit money laundering between the Hells Angels and Zig Zag Crew with Zig Zag members transferring proceeds from their criminal activities to the Angels through the collection of monthly fees.
Following the investigation, which stretched back more than a year, police raided several locations around Manitoba and arrested multiple gang members from the Zig Zag Crew and Hells Angels.
The next court appearance for most of those charged has been scheduled for mid January.
- with a report from CTV's Kelly Dehn