The legendary motorcycle club boasts some 2,500 members in 26 countries, and has a reputation of racketeering, drug trafficking, and murder.
Though the club steadfastly denies any criminal ties, entrance to the motorcycle gang is not easy, and involves a ritual that implies a future involving some dirty work.
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Not all of the 118 arrests were gun related; others were linked to drugs, prostitution and other crimes.
Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said it showed the police could "fight back against gangs".
What is underrepresented, however, is what people do to get into gangs.
These young recruits are willing to do whatever it takes to show their loyalty, which often means subjecting themselves to injury and humiliation.