Sunday, January 26, 2020

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)

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)

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)

Vancouver seeks to pioneer ‘safe supply’ for hard drug users

VANCOUVER - Pig de-wormer, Comet, plaster and, increasingly, the infamously deadly opioid fentanyl. These are some of the substances Sarah Blyth and the Overdose Prevention Society find when they test street drugs brought in every week by users in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. (Vancouver Sun)

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)

Cocaine smuggler with ties to the Mafia shot dead in Laval

MONTREAL - An ambitious cocaine smuggler who had ties to the Montreal Mafia died in a hospital early Thursday afternoon after he was shot in Laval’s Vimont district just before midnight Wednesday. (Montreal Gazette)

Calgary police pull over minivan loaded with drugs

CALGARY - Police seized roughly $8 million in cocaine and methamphetamine after a three-month drug trafficking investigation — a bust they are calling one of the largest in the city’s history. (Calgary Herald)

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)

Man on meth arrested after nearly 80 false 9-1-1 calls

WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg man has been charged with public mischief after police say he got high on meth and made 79 fake calls to 911 in a five-hour period starting late New Year's Day. (CBC)

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)

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