Thursday, June 4, 2020

N.S. man accused of murder is alleged member of drug cartel

HALIFAX - A Halifax-area man accused of murder was allegedly one of the kingpins of a Colombian drug cartel before he was arrested on a Venezuelan beach and extradited back to Canada, officials in South America say.(CTV NEWS)

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)

RCMP seize drugs, weapons from Penticton home

PENTICTON - RCMP have seized drugs and weapons from what they call a quiet Penticton home. Police executed the search warrant on Thursday after a two-week long investigation into drug trafficking. (Global News)

‘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)

Huge marijuana bust shows black market still thriving

CANMORE - A massive drug bust in January is evidence that the black market for marijuana is still thriving, RCMP say. On Jan. 26, Mounties stopped a speeding pickup truck on the Trans-Canada Highway near Banff. (The Province)

B.C. drug boat captain pleads guilty in Oregon

Notorious B.C. drug-boat captain John (Philip) Stirling has pleaded guilty in a U.S. courtroom to smuggling methamphetamine on the high seas. (The Province)

Three full patch Hells Angels plead guilty to drug trafficking charges

MONTREAL - Three full-patch members of the Hells Angels, including one of the biker gang’s founding members in Canada, and a member of the Repentigny police pleaded guilty to various drug trafficking charges at the Montreal courthouse on Wednesday. (Montreal Gazette)

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)

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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    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)

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