Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Man killed in Kamloops drug war shot dead in case of mistaken identity

KAMLOOPS - RCMP have confirmed that a man killed in an on-going drug war in the region was a victim of mistaken identity. On Jan. 23, Rex Gill and Cody Mathieu were shot and killed at the Kamloops Comfort Inn and Suites. According to Kamloops RCMP, the investigation has confirmed Mathieu was an intended target but Gill was gunned down accidentally. (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)

    ‘It’s an epidemic’: Inexpensive crystal meth eclipsing opioids on prairies

    Police are dealing with a prairie fire of methamphetamine use which is rapidly overtaking fentanyl as the drug of choice for many. (Winnipeg Sun)

    ALERT seizes $1.4 million worth of drugs in Edmonton bust

    EDMONTON - On Thursday morning, Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) showed reporters a table filled with bags of cocaine, ketamine and buffing agent phenacetin seized last month, mostly from a Pembina-area apartment around 137 Avenue and 127 Street. (Edmonton Journal)
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    One dead, 12 more hospitalized after suspected Fentanyl leads to ‘mass overdose’

    CHICO, Ca. - A “mass overdose” in a California home Saturday morning left one person dead and another 12 hospitalized after police say the victims may have ingested fentanyl, a powerful opioid. (Fox News)

    California teen used remote controlled car to smuggle meth across Mexican border

    U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a 16-year-old boy accused of using a remote-controlled car to smuggle over $100,000 worth of methamphetamine across the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a Customs and Border Patrol press release. (Fox News)

    Abbotsford man gets 7 years for smuggling ecstasy to U.S.

    VANCOUVER - Nathan John Hall, 41, was arrested in Abbotsford in April of 2013 after he and another smuggler tried to bring more than 20 kilograms of ecstasy into the U.S. On Friday, he was given a seven-year prison sentence at the U.S. District Court in Seattle, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice. (The Province)

    At least 19 die in drug cartel shoot-out in Northern Mexico

    CIUDAD JUAREZ — A shootout between suspected drug cartel hitmen has killed 19 people in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua, the state government said on Saturday, in one of the country’s worst outbreaks of gang violence this year. (Toronto Sun)

    Licensed cannabis growers tied to organized crime: CBC

    An investor in a major Canadian cannabis company has had longstanding ties, including business dealings, with influential Mafia members and drug traffickers. Another investor in the same company has links with a prominent member of the Rizzutos, the powerful Montreal crime family. (CBC)
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  • Gulf cartel leader caught sneaking across Texas border

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Federal authorities arrested a leading lieutenant with Mexico’s Gulf Cartel in Texas after he illegally snuck across the Rio Grande to enter the United States. Law enforcement agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) had their sights on the cartel cell leader for some time in connection with multiple drug shipments allegedly linked to him. (Breitbart)

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