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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KELO) — South Dakota was part of a large-scale investigation involving the Bandidos Motorcycle Club. According to the Attorney General’s office, there were search warrants on the eastern and western parts of the state.
The Bandidos sign has officially been removed from the motorcycle club’s meeting space.
Thursday morning, the Division of Criminal Investigation showed up at the Rapid City clubhouse with a search warrant and raided the building.
Members of the DCI and South Dakota Highway Patrol worked together on the raid and were in and agents were in and out of the building all morning.
The Bandido’s Clubhouse is located on Creek Drive, which is near the fairgrounds on the east side of Rapid City.
The Bandidos are a motorcycle club that was established in the 1960s. The clubhouse has been around for about 30 years.
The club originally started in Texas and has expanded to places across the world, with more than a thousand members.
The authorities were there for several hours, searching the building.
KELOLAND News will continue to provide updates on the investigation as more information becomes available.