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Satudarah MC
Satudarah MC Maluku 2013.jpg
Club colors
Founding locationMoordrecht, Netherlands[2]
Years active1990-2018 “outlawed”
TerritoryNetherlands, France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Morocco, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Curacao, Suriname, Switzerland, Turkey, South Africa, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Finland, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Namibia, United States, République Démocratique of Congo
EthnicityMaluku, Dutch and Surinamese[1]
Membership (est.)Around 4000 Worldwide[3]

Satudarah MC is an outlaw motorcycle club that was founded in Moordrecht, Netherlands in 1990.[4]

Satudarah MC has 44 chapters throughout the Netherlands[5] and has opened in Belgium, France, Spain, Indonesia, Malaysia, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Morocco, Norway, Singapore, Thailand, Curacao, Suriname, Switzerland, Canada, Australia (where the Sydney chapter was shut down as of 11 January 2016)[6] and Turkey.[7][8][9][10][11]

Satudarah MC differs from most other outlaw motorcycle gangs in the fact that it welcomes all races into its club, owing to its historical creation by a group of Moluccans and Dutch friends. The ethnic makeup of the club in the Netherlands is Dutch, Ambonese, Surinamese and others.[1] Satu darah in Indonesian and Malay language means "one blood".

Criminal activities[edit]

Members of Satudarah MC are frequently brought into connection with drug trafficking, murder, extortion and weapon trafficking.[12] Satudarah MC is considered extremely violent and ruthless, more so than the Hells Angels in the Netherlands.[7][13] On 18 June 2018, the Dutch justice system announced a complete ban on the motorcycle club. The Court sentenced an immediate civil ban of all chapters and related clubs.[14]


  1. ^ a b c "Panorama: Molukkers zijn krijgers". Crimesite Camilleri.
  2. ^ Archived 2011-06-30 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Gevreesde motorbende komt naar Antwerpen".
  4. ^ "Satudarah gegroeid tot landelijke motorclub". Centrale Redactie (web).
  5. ^ "Satudarah breidt uit in het noorden". AD.
  6. ^ "Satudarah outlaw motorcycle club shut down". Sydney Morning Herald.
  7. ^ a b "Motorclub Satudarah naar België en Duitsland". NU.
  8. ^ "Kriminellt mc-gäng etablerat i Sverige". Expressen.
  9. ^ Flanders News (29 April 2012). "Dutch bikers' gang expands to Belgium". Radio Netherlands Worldwide. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
  10. ^ taz. die tageszeitung. "Niederländischer Rockerclub expandiert: Bandidos erhalten Unterstützung".
  11. ^ NRK. "Beryktet MC-klubb etablerer seg". NRK.
  12. ^ "De opmars van Satudarah".
  13. ^ November 15, 2015. The History of Satudarah MC from One Percenter Bikers.
  14. ^

External links[edit]

Media related to Satudarah MC at Wikimedia Commons