Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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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    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)

    Canadian man busted in Thailand heroin smuggling ring

    A Canadian man has been busted for his alleged role in a massive international heroin smuggling ring. Stephens Blair, 38, was arrested with an alleged Thai accomplice, Pahol Siwasirikarun, 27,  over the weekend. (Toronto Sun)

    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)

    Fighting a war with a water gun: Manitoba facing meth crisis

    WINNIPEG—Dane Bourget never thought his life would spiral into addiction. But when his roommate brought methamphetamine into their home, it started a decade-long journey in and out of treatment centres throughout Manitoba.

    Drugs, weapons linked to Brothers Keepers gang seized by Delta police

    DELTA - Police say they have seized a significant amount of drugs, including a suspected bulk quantity of fentanyl, from a known criminal organization.Delta police say in a news release that drugs and weapons were recovered on Feb. 15 when members of their drug section went into a Surrey home linked to the so-called Brothers Keepers gang. (Vancouver Sun)          

    4 biker gang members busted in New Brunswick

    Police have arrested four men in connection with an ongoing investigation into outlaw motorcycle club activities in New Brunswick. The RCMP say the arrests were made between Feb. 17 and April 9 in Edmundston, Drummond, California Settlement and Moncton.(Global News)

    Whitby man arrested in house explosion that injured three

    WHITBY - In a tweet Wednesday night, Durham regional police say a man from Whitby is charged with criminal negligence and arson, as well as a charge of “production” under the Cannabis Act. (Toronto Sun)

    Ucluelet mystery: Halls Angels behind murder of two sailors

    UCLUELET — The small craft harbour here in this stunning spot on Vancouver Island’s west coast is a hub of activity. (Vancouver Sun)
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    5 Police Officers wounded, 2 suspects dead in Houston shootout

    HOUSTON - Four police officers remain hospitalized Tuesday after being wounded in a gun battle at a southeast Houston home where drugs were allegedly being sold, according to Houston's police chief. (NBCDFW)

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