Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Drugs, guns, hand grenades seized in drug bust

SYLVAN LAKE - Three people are facing a combined 35 charges after RCMP busted a drug trafficking operation where drugs, cash and weapons including three hand grenades were seized. (Edmonton Journal)

RCMP seize 1,200 kg of illegal cannabis in series of raids

The RCMP’s federal serious and organized crime (FSOC) team arrested six people and seized more than 1,200 kilograms of dried cannabis last month during a series of raids that included a licensed medical cannabis facility in Langley. (Vancouver Sun)

Vancouver drug smuggler found slain in Columbia

A major Vancouver drug importer with international connections was found stabbed and burned in Colombia a day after flying into the country last month. (Vancouver Sun)

Growing use of meth swelling Edmonton crime, social problems

EDMONTON - Kevin uses methamphetamine every day. The 39-year-old Edmonton resident is a regular at the consumption site at Boyle Street Community Services where he can safely inject the drug. (Edmonton Journal)

Notorious gangster Jarrod Bacon back behind bars after breaching conditions

VANCOUVER - Notorious Red Scorpion gangster Jarrod Bacon is back behind bars after testing positive for cocaine in violation of the special conditions imposed on him by the Parole Board of Canada. (The Province)

Massive stash of cocaine just a fraction of one of the largest drug busts in history

Federal officials showed off thousands of pounds of cocaine — which amounted to only a fraction of the drug seized from a ship at a Philadelphia port — inside the city’s US Custom House on Friday. (New York Post)

Massive cocaine seizure at Philadelphia port

PHILADELPHIA - One of the largest cocaine busts in United States history happened Tuesday in Philadelphia. Federal authorities continue to comb a cargo ship at Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia.(CBS)

Bikers with links to Hells Angels charged in Red Deer drug bust

On April 30, members of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) concluded Project Rocker by raiding three homes in Red Deer, where they seized three kilograms of cocaine, 2.8 kilograms of marijuana, a handgun and SKS rifle, four vehicles and $78,794 in cash. (Calgary Herald)

Drug company founder convicted of bribing doctors with money, strippers to sell fentanyl

A pharmaceutical company founder accused of paying doctors millions of dollars in bribes to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray was convicted Thursday in a case that exposed such marketing tactics as using a stripper-turned-sales-rep to give a physician a lap dance. (CBC)

Notorious B.C. drug smuggler busted again

Less than a year after B.C. skipper John ‘Phil’ Stirling was released from a U.S. prison where he served seven years for cocaine smuggling, the controversial sea captain is back behind bars. (Vancouver Sun)

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