Hells Angels gather in Niagara Falls

Hundreds of Hells Angels descended on Niagara Falls on Saturday to attend the funeral of one of their own.

Zavisa Drecic, a member of the Woodbridge chapter of the Hells Angels, died July 12 of a heart attack at the biker gang's clubhouse.

The 53-year-old was a former member of the Niagara chapter of Hells Angels.
The funeral mass was held in Vaughan on Saturday morning and then a procession of 400 motorcycles and more than 100 vehicles made their way to Fairview Cemetery in Niagara Falls where Drecic was laid to rest.

It is mandatory that Hells Angels members from across the province attend the funeral of a fallen member. Saturday's service at the Stanley Avenue cemetery was also attended by members from clubs from Quebec as well as eastern Canada.

Police were on hand to monitor the gathering.
"We're here to ensure traffic flow and safety to the public," said Niagara Regional Police Det. Sgt. Shawn Clarkson.

Biker funerals are well known for the number of members they draw to communities where they are being held, often featuring long processions of bikers.

Drecic was sentenced to eight years in prison in 2009.
He was one of 31 people caught up in an Ontario Provincial Police sting in 2007 following an investigation into the sale of cocaine and the club drug known as GHB.

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