New Mexico members of a motorcycle gang authorities have labeled a criminal organization have been arrested on firearms charges in El Paso.
The El Paso Times reports that five members of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club were arrested last week after a traffic stop. Police said all five men were arrested on charges of unlawful carrying of a firearm.
Authorities said the members were in El Paso for the funeral of club chapter leader Juan Martinez Jr., who died after he was shot in a bar fight July 30.
Tensions between the Bandidos and the rival Vagos Motorcycle Club in Santa Fe have forced authorities there to increase patrols.
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The FBI says the Bandidos are known as a criminal organization made up of more than 5,000 members and associates.