NORTH VANCOUVER - Rock Habib-Joumaa, a 25-year-old North Vancouver man, was shot and killed Dec. 25 in a parkade on the 600 block of Seylynn Crescent, just off Highway 1 near Fern Street, say homicide investigators. (Vancouver Sun)
VANCOUVER - B.C. gangster Jarrod Bacon was let out of prison on statutory release this summer in spite of the fact that the parole board and his case managers believe he has more interest in securing his ties to the criminal underworld than changing his ways. (The Province)
DELTA - Police say they have seized a significant amount of drugs, including a suspected bulk quantity of fentanyl, from a known criminal organization.Delta police say in a news release that drugs and weapons were recovered on Feb. 15 when members of their drug section went into a Surrey home linked to the so-called Brothers Keepers gang. (Vancouver Sun)
HALIFAX - A Halifax-area man accused of murder was allegedly one of the kingpins of a Colombian drug cartel before he was arrested on a Venezuelan beach and extradited back to Canada, officials in South America say.(CTV NEWS)
A rash of shootings across the Lower Mainland is linked in part to an escalating conflict between the Brothers Keepers and the United Nations gangs. (Vancouver Sun)
Hong Kong's opposition Democratic Party is investigating attacks by suspected triad gangsters on train passengers on Sunday, after a night of violence opened new fronts in the political crisis now deepening across the city. (CBC)
TORONTO - This is a crisis. If a bullet had have been one centimetre lower, legendary jerk chicken chef, and Spence’s owner, Loxsley Brissett and his buddy, Ivoran Anson, could have been homicides 48 and 49 of the year. The other six could have been numbers 50, 51, 52, 53, 54 and 55. Instead, they go down as shooting victims 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, and 166 of the year. No more talking. No more spin. No pandering. No more fear.
MISSION, BC - 19-year-old Varinderpal Gill was murdered in the parking lot of the Mission Junction Mall. A teenager who policed warned was being targeted by gangsters was shot and killed in Mission on Wednesday night. (The Province)
Cops told murder victim 'Someone's going to get shot because of you'
Three bullet holes could be seen in the window of a townhouse where a man said he’d been in the kitchen at the time of the shooting. One bullet ricocheted into the living room, he said. His wife and two children were also home at the time. (Toronto Sun)
CIUDAD JUAREZ — A shootout between suspected drug cartel hitmen has killed 19 people in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua, the state government said on Saturday, in one of the country’s worst outbreaks of gang violence this year. (Toronto Sun)