Saturday, April 4, 2020

Drug probe deals Hells Angels in S.W. Ontario a blow

A Southwestern Ontario drug-trafficking probe that saw three alleged Hells Angels charged deals a significant blow to the gang’s ability to make money in the region, says a senior London police officer. (London Free Press)

8 charged in Newfoundland Outlaws club bust

An RCMP operation called "Project Barbarian" has led to eight people charged with drug trafficking in Grand Falls-Windsor after a weekend raid. At a news conference Wednesday morning, police said they have laid eight charges of trafficking cocaine related to the bust, which happened at the Outlaws Motorcycle Club clubhouse in Grand Falls-Windsor on Saturday, while about 30 people were inside. (CBC)
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Police seize nearly $10 million in meth and bricks of cocaine in Calgary raid

Last week, officers seized nearly $10 million worth of cocaine and crystal methamphetamine from a vehicle near Drumheller. The investigation began in November, when police received information from other agencies linking a Calgary resident to the transportation of drugs across Canada. (Calgary Herald)

Police seize guns, swords and crossbow during Kelowna drug raid

A 49-year-old man is facing weapons and drug charges after an RCMP raid on a suspected drug house in Kelowna last week. Kelowna RCMP executed a search warrant at a property located in the 600-block of Gerstmar Road in Kelowna on Jan. 28. (The Province)

Canada’s first opioid vending machine launches in Vancouver

VANCOUVER - An automatic dispensing machine is now up and running on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. It works similar to an ATM, but instead of cash, it dispenses opioids. (CTV)

B.C. drug boat captain pleads guilty in Oregon

Notorious B.C. drug-boat captain John (Philip) Stirling has pleaded guilty in a U.S. courtroom to smuggling methamphetamine on the high seas. (The Province)

Canadian arrested in Australia after 645 kilos of ecstasy found in shipment of 200 barbecues

A Canadian man was arrested in Australia and accused of being a representative of a “high-level transnational organized crime syndicate” that imported 645 kilograms of ecstasy cleverly hidden inside a shipment for barbecues. (The Province)

‘Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time’: Judge slams fentanyl dealer

Sixty hours of volunteering over two years is not nearly enough to escape jail time for the "exceptional" crime of selling fentanyl on the streets of Vernon, according to a B.C. judge. Provincial Court Judge Jeremy Guild reminded 23-year-old Sung Hwan Choi about the catchphrase of the 1970s TV detective Baretta: "Don't do the crime if you can't do the time." (CBC)

Hells Angel arrested, likely biggest ever seizure of meth in Manitoba say RCMP

Police say a series of organized crime raids executed in Winnipeg and the Interlake Wednesday has likely brought in one the largest seizures of meth Manitoba has ever seen. (Global News)

Fugitive wanted for murder finally caught

A B.C. man wanted in a 2017 Surrey murder has been arrested in California. Brandon Nathan Teixeira, who is charged in the October 2017 murder of Nicholas Khabra, was picked up Sunday at a residence in Oroville, 105 kilometres north of Sacramento. (Vancouver Sun)

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