Monday, November 18, 2019

Toronto police seize dozens of guns, $3.7 million in drugs

Toronto Police have arrested six people in separate gun and gang investigations — where $3.7 million in drugs, $400,000 in cash and dozens of guns were seized — and all but two of those facing charges have made bail. (Toronto Sun)

Nine jailed in landmark joint US – China fentanyl smuggling investigation

Nine people have been jailed in China for smuggling fentanyl into the US, after a landmark joint investigation by American and Chinese officers. In August, US President Donald Trump said China was not doing enough to stop the opioid - 50 times more potent than heroin - being shipped to the US. The Chinese court said it was the first time US and Chinese officers had worked together on such a case. (BBC)

Vancouver fentanyl trafficker with 69 prior convictions gets nine years in jail

A man who was convicted of possessing fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking and possessing a loaded firearm has been sentenced to nine years in prison. (The Province)

‘Cannabis induced psychosis’ suspected in case of man who murdered mother

EDMONTON - Doctors assessing a man who admitted to killing his mother on Easter Monday over two years ago believe he likely suffered from cannabis-induced psychosis. (Edmonton Journal)

B.C. men among those charged in massive cross-border drug ring

Several Metro Vancouver men are among the 13 arrested in Canada and the United States for their alleged role in an international drug smuggling operation that moved ecstasy into the U.S. in exchange for cocaine and methamphetamine. (The Province)

Suspected B.C. drug trafficker missing in Mexico

A Metro Vancouver man missing in Mexico has been identified as a target in an investigation linked to the E-Pirate money laundering case. Postmedia has learned that Rachid Ali Jalifi, 36, was reported missing to police after disappearing on a trip to Guadalajara, Mexico in late July. (Vancouver Sun)

Surrey RCMP issue warning about victim of two targeted shootings

VANCOUVER - Thomas Gabriel Saul, a 35-year-old New Westminster resident, was targeted in an Aug. 21 shooting in Burnaby, and again this week in a shooting on Tuesday in Surrey's Fraser Heights area. (The Province)

Jump in assaults on Calgary police, transit officers due to meth

A rise in methamphetamine on Calgary’s streets is to blame for a spike in assaults on law enforcement officers, officials say. In Calgary, the police service has reported 151 assaults on its officers through the first six months of 2019. That number alone is an increase over the average of 128 annual assaults on police officers the service reported over the last five years. (Calgary Herald)

The unusual suspects: B.C.’s middle class gang problem

SURREY - At the end of a tranquil cul-de-sac in a pleasant neighbourhood, a tall stucco house overlooks a well-kept lawn and lush flowerbeds. The home is in the Metro Vancouver city of Surrey, where the average price of a detached property is $1.1 million. (The Province)

Mounties bust drug lab in South Surrey linked to Brothers Keepers gang

Surrey RCMP arrested two men linked to the Brothers Keepers gang at a South Surrey drug lab last week where police also seized large quantities of fake Oxycontin, Percocet and heroin pills plus seven semi-automatic firearms. (Vancouver Sun)

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