Thursday, February 22, 2024

Predawn raids target Mexican mafia gangs

SAN DIEGO - Hundreds of federal agents and local law enforcement officers conducted dozens of predawn raids across the county Thursday, arresting alleged gang members and others with suspected gang ties on drug, gun, racketeering and other charges, authorities said. (San Diego Union Tribune)
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  • 26 charged in raids targeting street gangs
  • Hells Angels targeted in early morning raids in Quebec, New Brunswick

    A total of 32 people were arrested in a series of early morning raids on Thursday targeting drug-trafficking networks in eastern Quebec and New Brunswick with alleged ties to the Hells Angels. The raids, conducted by the Sûreté du Québec, were carried out in 20 different communities across the two provinces, including in the Lower St. Lawrence region, the Gaspé and the Magdalen Islands. (CBC)

    Two gangbangers sentenced to a combined 155 years in prison for murder of 9-yr.-old

    Two Chicago gang members have been sentenced to a combined 155 years in prison for the “mind-numbing” execution of 9-year-old boy four years ago. Gunman Dwright Doty, 26, was sentenced Wednesday to 90 years in prison for executing fourth-grader Tyshawn Lee, who was lured into an alleyway with the promise of a juice box in November 2015. (New York Post)

    Outlaw biker club boss charged with murder

    VANCOUVER - A prominent Hells Angels associate who leads the Devils Army support club in Campbell River has been charged with the 2016 murder of a promising MMA fighter and young father. (Vancouver Sun)

    Kelowna Hells Angels clubhouse raided, prospect arrested

    A Hells Angels clubhouse was searched and a biker gang prospect arrested and charged with assault this week in Kelowna.(Vancouver Sun)

    U.S. Marshalls arrest 262 and find five missing children

    A massive takedown by the US Marshals in Oklahoma netted more than 260 suspects — including 141 gang members — and located five missing children, authorities said. (New York Post)

    Wedding of high-ranking Hells Angel draws crowd, scorn

    MONTREAL - A former federal party leader says he’s outraged that a prominent Montreal venue would allow a Hells Angel to hold his wedding there. “It’s just unacceptable,” former Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe told CTV Montreal. (CTV)

    IHIT called in for overnight shooting in Surrey

    VANCOUVER - Homicide detectives have been called in to investigate after one person was shot dead in Surrey early Friday morning. Shortly after midnight Thursday, Surrey Mounties were called out to a fight in the 1600-block of 160 street. (The Province)

    Hitman’s first job was failed execution of a Hells Angel

    VANCOUVER - The woman dressed in a burqa carefully clutching her purse boarded the Canada Line SkyTrain at the Bridgeport station in Richmond, B.C. Underneath the disguise was Knowah Truth Ferguson, a Hamilton man just two months past his 18th birthday. Inside the purse was a .45-calibre gun and a Glock pistol. (Hamilton Spectator)
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    Gunman storm bar in Cancun, kill 5, wound 5 more

    Gunmen burst into a bar in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun and opened fire, killing five people and wounding five more, authorities said Saturday.Quintana Roo state prosecutors said in a statement that the attack took place in a club called La Kuka, which is located on a main avenue in central Cancun about 4 miles (6 kilometres) away from the seaside tourist hotel zone. (CTV)

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