Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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)

Canada’s cocaine cowboys: How a two year RCMP investigation led to El Chapo

It was March 12, 2015, and Stephen Tello was having second thoughts. The following day he was due to meet a man called Joe at a steakhouse in Toronto. Joe was a transportation broker who, for the right price, had told Tello he could smuggle huge amounts of cocaine into Canada. He could have drugs collected at sea in the Caribbean, he said, before swapping them onto fishing trawlers closer to Newfoundland, for safe passage to harbour. (National Post)

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)

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)

21 killed in Mexico cartel shootout

Mexican security forces on Sunday killed seven more members of a presumed cartel assault force that rolled into a town near the Texas border and staged an hour-long attack, officials said, putting the overall death toll at 21. The Coahuila state government said in a statement that lawmen aided by helicopters were still chasing remnants of the force that arrived in a convoy of pickup trucks and attacked the city hall of Villa Union on Saturday. (CBS)

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