Provincial police are reminding people planning to attend Friday the 13th in Port Dover they could be unwittingly supporting organized crime groups by purchasing and wearing gear related to outlaw biker gangs.
They say the purchase of gang gear directly fuels illegal activities such as drug trafficking, violence, intimidation and human trafficking.
The O-P-P also says tensions between members of the Outlaws and the Hells Angels have been mounting.
And they say wearing any recognized gang-related clothing or paraphernalia may put people at risk of being targeted by rival outlaw motorcycle gang members.
The police warning comes following word the Hell’s Angels have established a new chapter in Brantford with support from Kitchener and the Cambridge-based Stolen Souls.