Saturday, December 5, 2020

Alberta man expected to plead guilty to gun smuggling in the U.S.

An Alberta man accused of smuggling guns across the Canadian border is expected to plead guilty to the crime in the United States, recently filed court documents show. Colby Skolseg is accused of shipping handguns from the United States to Canada on two occasions, in 2010 and 2012. The 44-year-old recently abandoned an extradition appeal set for this week in Edmonton. (Edmonton Sun)

Tough measures needed in battle against gangsters

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.

Gang police seize firearm, drugs in Kelowna long weekend stops

KELOWNA - B.C.’s anti-gang unit targeted the street-level drug trade and local gangs in Kelowna over the long weekend, seizing a firearm, cash and small amounts of cocaine, crystal meth and fentanyl. (The Province)
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Gang task force targeting Brothers Keepers has reduced violence say police

B.C.’s anti-gang police say a special task force targeting the Brothers Keepers over the last 18 months has led to a reduction in the number of gangland hits and murder attempts. (The Province)

Toronto police seize coke, cash, high-end watches in $8 million bust

Four men are in custody and two more on the run after Toronto police dismantled a ‘professional’ level cocaine trafficking operation. (Toronto Sun)

Chilliwack Mounties take down drug gang

Mounties in the Fraser Valley say they have dismantled a major drug operation after a seven-month investigation. Officers found suspected cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl, and heroin, loaded handguns and blasting caps after executing search warrants in both Chilliwack and Abbotsford. (The Province)

New York golf pro and his teacher girlfriend are killed in Mexico after gunmen fired 20 bullets into their jeep during intense fighting between drug cartels

A couple who were killed when their Jeep was shot up during a gun battle in Mexico on Monday have been identified as a golf pro from New York state and his teacher girlfriend. (Daily Mail)

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)

4 biker gang members busted in New Brunswick

Police have arrested four men in connection with an ongoing investigation into outlaw motorcycle club activities in New Brunswick. The RCMP say the arrests were made between Feb. 17 and April 9 in Edmundston, Drummond, California Settlement and Moncton.(Global News)

At least 19 die in drug cartel shoot-out in Northern Mexico

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)

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