ST. PAUL (AP) -- Military, high-caliber guns were seized along with a book of bomb designs and dozens of other items as part of an investigation into the Hell's Outcasts biker group, authorities said.
The Minnesota Gang Strike Force searched homes in St. Paul and Maplewood last week as part of a metro-area investigation into the gang, which has been linked to drug trafficking and motorcycle chop shops, said John Boulger, task force deputy regional commander.
More than 30 mostly semiautomatic handguns and assault rifles were found at the home of one Outcasts member. No one is in custody but criminal charges are pending in the case.
"These were very high-powered guns," Boulger said. "These were guns with scopes, high-caliber guns and a lot of military-style guns. It always concerns us when we find these things out there."
Hell's Outcasts, a rival of the better-known Hell's Angels, is a St. Paul-based outlaw motorcycle gang with about 15 active members, according to the gang strike force.
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