Tuesday, June 22, 2021

‘Russian Mike’: Toronto trucker now admits to smuggling drugs for El Chapo

A Toronto trucker accused of smuggling for Mexican drug baron Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has had a change of heart as his U.S. trial date neared, pleading guilty to running cocaine between Mexico, the U.S. and Canada. (National Post)

Crime ring that used drones to drop contraband in Quebec prisons busted

The organized crime division of the Sûreté du Québec announced on Wednesday it had broken a smuggling network that used drones to air-drop contraband into the exercise yards of jails and prisons in Quebec. (Montreal Gazette)

Staten Island doctor admits to prescribing drugs in return for sexual favours

A sleazy Staten Island doctor admitted to using his practice as a pill mill, where he solicited sexual favors from young patients in exchange for writing opioid prescriptions, federal authorities announced. (New York Post)

Delta police say drug ring tied to Hells Angels, UN gang shut down

Delta police say an investigation into local trafficking has led to the disruption of an $18-million drug operation with links to both the Hells Angels and the UN gang. So far, more than a dozen people have been arrested and major amounts of drugs seized along with firearms, cash and vehicles. (The Province)

Ex-Mexico army chief arrested in L.A. on charges of drug trafficking, money laundering

MEXICO CITY - Former Mexican Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, who led the country’s armed forces for six years under then-President Enrique Peña Nieto, has been arrested on drug trafficking and money laundering charges at Los Angeles International Airport, U.S. and Mexican sources confirmed Thursday. (L.A. Times)

DEA make largest meth seizure in their history

A joint task force between the DEA and Homeland Security Department netted one of the largest busts in Customs and Border Protection history Friday after more than 3,100 pounds of methamphetamine, as well as fentanyl and heroin was seized along the southwest border between the U.S. and Mexico. (New York Daily News)

B.C. man denied security clearance to paint warships because of Facebook friends’ gang connections

VICTORIA - A painter at a B.C. shipyard was denied government security clearance partly because he is Facebook friends with people linked to outlaw bikers and drug traffickers. (The Province)

Yonge-Eglinton neighbourhood a crime-infested hellhole

Times have changed in the Yonge St.- Eglinton Ave. area. Throw three massive temporary homeless shelters for the drug addicted into the mix — in the Roehampton Hotel and adjoining buildings on Broadway Ave. — and suddenly it has become a dangerous, syringe-ridden, crime-infested hellhole. (Toronto Sun)

Ex-Angels employee charged in Tyler Skaggs’ death

A former Los Angeles Angels employee is facing federal charges in connection with the 2019 overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Eric Kay, who worked in the club’s public relations department for 24 years, was charged Friday with illegal possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, according to a criminal complaint filed by Geoffrey Lindenberg, a special agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. (Ottawa Sun)

New surveillance video appears to show George Floyd in struggle with police before being taken to the ground

Shocking new surveillance video appears to show George Floyd in a violent struggle with Minneapolis police before his death. Floyd can't be seen in the footage, but one cop can be seen leaning through the back door and visibly struggling with him. (Daily Mail)

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