Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The unusual suspects: B.C.’s middle class gang problem

SURREY - At the end of a tranquil cul-de-sac in a pleasant neighbourhood, a tall stucco house overlooks a well-kept lawn and lush flowerbeds. The home is in the Metro Vancouver city of Surrey, where the average price of a detached property is $1.1 million. (The Province)

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)

Psychotropic medications are the problem not the answer

This week saw two more mass shootings in the U.S. They seem to have become so commonplace that, though we are horrified at the loss of innocent life, we are to a point inured to the emotional devastation.  (True North)

York police arrest 50 seize millions in major drug bust

Even though marijuana has been legalized, illicit bud is still a booming business for organized crime. York Regional Police unveiled their latest organized crime crackdown with Projects Zen and Moon on Thursday, targeting Asian-based gangs. (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)

Gulf cartel leader caught sneaking across Texas border

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)

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)

Drugs, guns, hand grenades seized in drug bust

SYLVAN LAKE - Three people are facing a combined 35 charges after RCMP busted a drug trafficking operation where drugs, cash and weapons including three hand grenades were seized. (Edmonton Journal)

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)

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)

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