Monday, November 28, 2022

RCMP seize 1,200 kg of illegal cannabis in series of raids

The RCMP’s federal serious and organized crime (FSOC) team arrested six people and seized more than 1,200 kilograms of dried cannabis last month during a series of raids that included a licensed medical cannabis facility in Langley. (Vancouver Sun)

Meth and murder: A new kind of drug war has made Tijuana one of the deadliest cities on Earth

It seemed like everyone in Christian Castillo’s life was getting killed or running from death. Two neighbors on his block were gunned down, along with the taco vendor at the end of the street. Then came a childhood friend of Castillo’s mother who had started selling drugs and was shot dead with her husband. Soon their son was executed, too. (Los Angeles Times)

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)

Fugitive wanted for murder finally caught

A B.C. man wanted in a 2017 Surrey murder has been arrested in California. Brandon Nathan Teixeira, who is charged in the October 2017 murder of Nicholas Khabra, was picked up Sunday at a residence in Oroville, 105 kilometres north of Sacramento. (Vancouver Sun)

As the deadly opioid crisis rages Canada’s police chiefs say they’re ready for a new approach

VANCOUVER — Every time Melissa Steinhauer sees a police officer, she worries they might start asking questions.In her neighbourhood, the Downtown Eastside, drug use is prevalent and so is conflict between users and police. (Toronto Star)

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)

Hells Angel arrested, likely biggest ever seizure of meth in Manitoba say RCMP

Police say a series of organized crime raids executed in Winnipeg and the Interlake Wednesday has likely brought in one the largest seizures of meth Manitoba has ever seen. (Global News)

‘It’s an epidemic’: Inexpensive crystal meth eclipsing opioids on prairies

Police are dealing with a prairie fire of methamphetamine use which is rapidly overtaking fentanyl as the drug of choice for many. (Winnipeg Sun)

Delta police say drug ring tied to Hells Angels, UN gang shut down

Delta police say an investigation into local trafficking has led to the disruption of an $18-million drug operation with links to both the Hells Angels and the UN gang. So far, more than a dozen people have been arrested and major amounts of drugs seized along with firearms, cash and vehicles. (The Province)

Canada’s rushed rollout of legal cannabis has been a gift to black market

Officially, the Liberal Party wanted to legalize marijuana in order to remove the "criminal organizations, street gangs and gun-runners" associated with the drug, as Justin Trudeau put in a pithy bit of hyperbole during the 2015 election campaign.

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