Is the Rock Machine biker gang rebuilding in Quebec?

Rock Machine Motorcycle Club paraphernalia in Winnipeg, Man. is seen in this QMI Agency file photo....

Rock Machine Motorcycle Club paraphernalia in Winnipeg, Man. is seen in this QMI Agency file photo. (QMI Agency file)

Eric Thibault, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:37 PM ET

MONTREAL — Police made a discovery in a warehouse north of Montreal that may suggest a resurgence of the Rock Machine biker gang, thought to have vanished from Quebec a decade ago.

Provincial police say they arrested two men and seized three jackets bearing Rock Machine colours and logos during a raid Saturday.

Rock Machine bikers were the sworn enemies of the Hells Angels and fought them in a war that saw 160 people killed in Eastern Canada between 1994 and 2002.

Successive police raids pushed the gang out of Quebec to the west, but Rock Machine members showed their colours a few times in downtown Montreal bars in 2011 and 2012.

Police won't say if the weekend operation is a sign the Rock Machine is rebuilding in Quebec. Sgt. Anne Mathieu would only say the arrests and seizure relate to a business dispute that resulted in death threats.


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