Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Portugal Hells Angels face music - Mário Machado

In March 2018, between 30 and 40 members of the Portugal Hells Angels attacked a rival group of Bandidos at a restaurant in Prior Velho, on the outskirts of Lisbon. Six people were injured, two seriously.

The main target was Mário Machado, who escaped unscathed. The restaurant was destroyed.
Mário Machado was leader of the Hammerskins group - a radical and violent wing of the skinhead movement. He was sentenced to two years and nine months in prison for extortion. Before that he had been sentenced to ten years in prison. The Hammerskin Nation is the most violent and best-organized neo-Nazi skinhead group in America.

Mário Machado said he had "850 militants and supporters." The two groups are at war and have been for years. At stake is control of the drug trade.