Friday, December 9, 2022

Canada facing shortage of legal pot as legalization looms

The supply of legal pot in Canada will only meet 30 per cent to 60 per cent of demand after legalization, keeping the black market very much alive and stunting the government’s tax take, according to a new study. (Financial Post)
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  • 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)

    DEA make largest meth seizure in their history

    A joint task force between the DEA and Homeland Security Department netted one of the largest busts in Customs and Border Protection history Friday after more than 3,100 pounds of methamphetamine, as well as fentanyl and heroin was seized along the southwest border between the U.S. and Mexico. (New York Daily News)

    Fentanyl kings in Canada linked to powerful Chinese gang, the Big Circle Boys

    VANCOUVER - In October 2015, RCMP officers wearing tactical gear burst into luxury homes, an underground bank and two illegal casinos in Richmond, B.C. At a hidden casino on Richmond’s No. 4 Road, they found 27 surveillance cameras. The place was abandoned but police saw something that concerned them. (Global News)
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  • 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)

    Hells Angels targeted in early morning raids in Quebec, New Brunswick

    A total of 32 people were arrested in a series of early morning raids on Thursday targeting drug-trafficking networks in eastern Quebec and New Brunswick with alleged ties to the Hells Angels. The raids, conducted by the Sûreté du Québec, were carried out in 20 different communities across the two provinces, including in the Lower St. Lawrence region, the Gaspé and the Magdalen Islands. (CBC)

    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)

    Life on the dirtiest block in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO - The heroin needles, the pile of excrement between parked cars, the yellow soup oozing out of a large plastic bag by the curb and the stained, faux Persian carpet dumped on the corner. (WRAL)

    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)

    Ex-Mexico army chief arrested in L.A. on charges of drug trafficking, money laundering

    MEXICO CITY - Former Mexican Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, who led the country’s armed forces for six years under then-President Enrique Peña Nieto, has been arrested on drug trafficking and money laundering charges at Los Angeles International Airport, U.S. and Mexican sources confirmed Thursday. (L.A. Times)

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