Monday, April 12, 2021

At least 52 dead, 16 decapitated in Brazil prison riot

SAO PAULO - At least 52 inmates died, with 16 decapitated, in a prison riot on Monday in the northern Brazilian state of Para, the state’s prison authority said, underlining the struggle Brazil’s far-right government faces to restore order in the country’s jails. (National Post)

Hells Angels assassin turned informant makes 2nd attempt at parole

MONTREAL - At his first Parole Board of Canada hearing in December 2016, Stéphane "Godasse" Gagné recognized the harm he did as a drug dealer and assassin for the Hells Angels, apologizing to the two daughters of the prison guard he killed. (CBC)

B.C. gangs changing tactics as closed borders, COVID-19 deal impact

VANCOUVER - Gangs and organized crime groups in B.C. are changing how they operate and run their illegal business due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, police forces say.(The Province)

Three full patch Hells Angels plead guilty to drug trafficking charges

MONTREAL - Three full-patch members of the Hells Angels, including one of the biker gang’s founding members in Canada, and a member of the Repentigny police pleaded guilty to various drug trafficking charges at the Montreal courthouse on Wednesday. (Montreal Gazette)

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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  • Hells Angels pay respects to murdered biker

    More than 250 Hells Angels joined family and friends of murdered Hardside biker Suminder (Allie) Grewal at a Delta funeral home on Friday. Wearing their “colours” — leather vests with Hells Angels death heads on the back — they arrived in formation on Harleys and in cars from as far away as the Maritimes, Ontario and Quebec. (Vancouver Sun)

    Acquitted of murder in May, now shot in chest and charged with attempted murder

    TORONTO - A Toronto man recently acquitted of murder is recovering in hospital from a gunshot wound and facing attempted murder and firearms charges following a shooting inside a west-end apartment. (Toronto Star)

    Six men convicted in kidnapping and double homicide

    VANCOUVER - Six men were convicted Thursday in connection with the fatal shootings of two people in an east Vancouver home that were witnessed by a young boy and were followed by the abduction and torturing of a man. (Vancouver Sun)

    Severed head of Dublin teen discovered inside burning car in suspected gang hit

    DUBLIN - A manhunt is underway after the severed head of a missing teen was discovered inside a burning car and other body parts were found in a park in a suspected gangland hit. (New York Post)

    Devil’s Army boss released on bail in murder case

    VICTORIA - Devil’s Army president Richard “Ricky” Alexander has been released on $600,000 bail after being charged last year with first-degree murder. (Vancouver Sun)

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