Sunday, October 25, 2020

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)

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)

Surrey RCMP issue warning about victim of two targeted shootings

VANCOUVER - Thomas Gabriel Saul, a 35-year-old New Westminster resident, was targeted in an Aug. 21 shooting in Burnaby, and again this week in a shooting on Tuesday in Surrey's Fraser Heights area. (The Province)
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One dead, 12 more hospitalized after suspected Fentanyl leads to ‘mass overdose’

CHICO, Ca. - A “mass overdose” in a California home Saturday morning left one person dead and another 12 hospitalized after police say the victims may have ingested fentanyl, a powerful opioid. (Fox News)

Canadian arrested in Australia after 645 kilos of ecstasy found in shipment of 200 barbecues

A Canadian man was arrested in Australia and accused of being a representative of a “high-level transnational organized crime syndicate” that imported 645 kilograms of ecstasy cleverly hidden inside a shipment for barbecues. (The Province)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Jump in assaults on Calgary police, transit officers due to meth

A rise in methamphetamine on Calgary’s streets is to blame for a spike in assaults on law enforcement officers, officials say. In Calgary, the police service has reported 151 assaults on its officers through the first six months of 2019. That number alone is an increase over the average of 128 annual assaults on police officers the service reported over the last five years. (Calgary Herald)

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