Bandidos Motorcycle Club

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The Bandidos Motorcycle Club, also known as the Bandido Nation,[1] is an outlaw motorcycle club with a worldwide membership.[6][7][8] Formed in San Leon, Texas, in 1966, the Bandidos MC is estimated to have between 2,000 and 2,500 members[5] and 303 chapters located in 22 countries,[4] making it the second-largest motorcycle club in the world behind the Hells Angels.[9]

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Bandidos MC
AbbreviationBMC, Bandido Nation[1]
FoundedMarch 4, 1966; 57 years ago (1966-03-04)[2]
FounderDonald Chambers[2]
Founded atSan Leon, Texas, United States[2]
TypeOutlaw motorcycle club
HeadquartersHouston, Texas, United States[3]
Worldwide (303 chapters in 22 countries)[4]

Numerous law enforcement and international intelligence agencies classify the Bandidos as an organized crime syndicate.[10][11]

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