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Hells Angels arrested in raids throughout San Diego County

September 29, 2011 |  5:08 pm

Hells Angels members and associates of the motorcycle gang were arrested during early morning raids Thursday by SWAT teams of the FBI and San Diego and Oceanside police departments, officials said.

More than 250 law enforcement officers were involved in serving federal search and arrest warrants, the FBI said.

The number of arrests and the charges were not revealed. Those arrested were booked at the downtown federal prison and are set to be arraigned in federal court Friday.

The raids came after an investigation by the county's Violent Crime Gang Task Force, which includes federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, along with the IRS, Bureau of Prisons and San Diego County parole and probation department.

--Tony Perry in San Diego