Monday, April 12, 2021

Mounties bust drug lab in South Surrey linked to Brothers Keepers gang

Surrey RCMP arrested two men linked to the Brothers Keepers gang at a South Surrey drug lab last week where police also seized large quantities of fake Oxycontin, Percocet and heroin pills plus seven semi-automatic firearms. (Vancouver Sun)

Lethbridge drug site: a shocking mess uncovered

A shocking mess, all the more shocking because of whose mess it is. Those who claim to be doing what they’re doing for the most unselfish reasons.(Calgary Sun)

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)

‘Prince of Pot’ tries to get arrested for selling banned merchandise in Montreal

MONTREAL - Longtime cannabis policy reform advocate Marc Emery, also known as the “Prince of Pot,” failed in his first attempt to get arrested for selling goods that promote cannabis culture in downtown Montreal on Sunday. (Montreal Gazette)

Crime ring that used drones to drop contraband in Quebec prisons busted

The organized crime division of the Sûreté du Québec announced on Wednesday it had broken a smuggling network that used drones to air-drop contraband into the exercise yards of jails and prisons in Quebec. (Montreal Gazette)

Bikers with links to Hells Angels charged in Red Deer drug bust

On April 30, members of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) concluded Project Rocker by raiding three homes in Red Deer, where they seized three kilograms of cocaine, 2.8 kilograms of marijuana, a handgun and SKS rifle, four vehicles and $78,794 in cash. (Calgary Herald)

Police investigate shooting at legal grow-op

NIAGARA FALLS - Niagara regional police say officers and paramedics responded on Monday afternoon after a 45-year-old man called 911 to report that he had just been shot. (CBC News)

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)

Nine jailed in landmark joint US – China fentanyl smuggling investigation

Nine people have been jailed in China for smuggling fentanyl into the US, after a landmark joint investigation by American and Chinese officers. In August, US President Donald Trump said China was not doing enough to stop the opioid - 50 times more potent than heroin - being shipped to the US. The Chinese court said it was the first time US and Chinese officers had worked together on such a case. (BBC)

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)

MOST POPULAR

HOT NEWS