Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Secret hearing for Crown appeal of Jamie Bacon murder trial stay

Two years after a judge stayed a murder charge against Jamie Bacon, the Crown’s appeal got underway in a secret hearing before B.C.’s highest court on Monday. (The Province)

21 killed in Mexico cartel shootout

Mexican security forces on Sunday killed seven more members of a presumed cartel assault force that rolled into a town near the Texas border and staged an hour-long attack, officials said, putting the overall death toll at 21. The Coahuila state government said in a statement that lawmen aided by helicopters were still chasing remnants of the force that arrived in a convoy of pickup trucks and attacked the city hall of Villa Union on Saturday. (CBS)

Mounties say drug line linked to Brothers Keepers gang dismantled

Mounties in the Fraser Valley say they have shut down a significant local drug line linked to the Brothers Keepers gang. Chilliwack RCMP’s crime reduction unit began its investigation into the dial-a-dope line earlier this year, quickly learning that the traffickers were allegedly operating in several jurisdictions. (The Province)

Three suspects deported after series of Surrey street brawls

Surrey RCMP say three individuals will be deported from Canada as a result of their involvement in a series of assaults involving large groups of youths over the past several months. (CBC)

Toronto police seize dozens of guns, $3.7 million in drugs

Toronto Police have arrested six people in separate gun and gang investigations — where $3.7 million in drugs, $400,000 in cash and dozens of guns were seized — and all but two of those facing charges have made bail. (Toronto Sun)

31 arrested, 300 charges laid in multi-provincial sex trafficking operation

TORONTO - Thirty-one people, including a central "kingpin," have been arrested and more than 300 charges laid in a major investigation into a human trafficking and organized crime ring that operated around Canada.   (CBC)
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    Two men linked to the Brothers Keepers arrested in Surrey

    Two young men connected to the Brothers Keepers gang are facing a series of charges after Surrey RCMP found a restricted firearm in a vehicle that crashed into another car last week. (The Province)

    Two dead after shooting in Toronto’s northwest end

    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)

    High-profile Red Scorpion murdered in Aldergrove McDonald’s shooting

    VANCOUVER - Justin Lee Haevischer, 33, is believed to have been blasted by two different shooters outside the McDonald's at 264th Street and 56th Avenue about 8 p.m. (The Province)

    Suspected B.C. drug trafficker missing in Mexico

    A Metro Vancouver man missing in Mexico has been identified as a target in an investigation linked to the E-Pirate money laundering case. Postmedia has learned that Rachid Ali Jalifi, 36, was reported missing to police after disappearing on a trip to Guadalajara, Mexico in late July. (Vancouver Sun)

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