SUMMERSIDE - Prince District RCMP have developed an annual performance plan for 2014/2015 and part of that plan involves working with municipal police agencies and communities to increase intelligence in the area of illegal drug activity and outlaw motorcycle groups.
S/Sgt. Ken Spenceley of the Prince District RCMP said Prince Edward Island has not had the problems with outlaw motorcycle gangs other provinces have encountered.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs something that we‚Äôre looking at in terms of just gathering intelligence on,‚ÄĚ Spenceley said. ‚ÄúIt hasn‚Äôt been a problem before in the past but it‚Äôs something that we‚Äôre trying to get more information on.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúWe‚Äôre not getting a lot of information on this,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs something that my superiors have brought to us saying, 'see what you can find out'. But, in terms of any issues with them, I haven‚Äôt heard of any.‚ÄĚ
Spenceley said it's a matter of being prepared if these gangs make a move to come to Prince Edward Island.
‚ÄúIt hasn‚Äôt been looked at very hard in the past and we‚Äôre trying to gather information to see if there is anything to it, if there is anything that we‚Äôre missing,‚ÄĚ he said.
The Bacchus Motorcycle Club is one of the largest biker gangs in Canada. It originated in New Brunswick but has chapters in other provinces including Nova Scotia.
It had been rumoured that some members showed up in Summerside several weeks ago but city police said there was no evidence to support the rumour.