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Police seize nearly $10 million in meth and bricks of cocaine in Calgary raid

Last week, officers seized nearly $10 million worth of cocaine and crystal methamphetamine from a vehicle near Drumheller. The investigation began in November, when police received information from other agencies linking a Calgary resident to the transportation of drugs across Canada. (Calgary Herald)

OPP organized crime unit raids Burlington townhouse

A heavily armed OPP tactical response unit raided a Burlington townhouse Wednesday afternoon as part of an ongoing organized crime investigation. (Toronto Star)

B.C., California police search for fugitive linked to stabbings, drug trafficking

Police are searching for former Vancouver realtor Ricky Korasak, who is wanted in both B.C. and in California. Korasak, 34, was charged in December 2019 for an alleged role in an attempted murder in Maple Ridge in August 2015. (The Province)

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)

Mexican cartel murders bride at altar during her own wedding, kidnaps groom

A Mexican bride’s happiest day turned into her last, after the gang rivals of her brother burst into her wedding and shot her dead. Her husband-to-be was then kidnapped by cartel hitmen who sped away in vans. (National Post)

Female cartel boss known as ‘Dame of Death’ killed in shootout with Mexican state forces

An amateur tourniquet draped around her neck, she can be seen sitting slumped in the dust beside a wall, blood dripping from her hand and mouth as she gasps for breath. Glancing up at the officer approaching her, she seems resigned to her fate. (National Post)

B.C. drug boat captain pleads guilty in Oregon

Notorious B.C. drug-boat captain John (Philip) Stirling has pleaded guilty in a U.S. courtroom to smuggling methamphetamine on the high seas. (The Province)

B.C. disbanded RCMP unit after report warned possible crime figure bought stake in casino

A businessman “connected to Asian organized crime” was allowed by a British Columbia government employee to buy part of a B.C. Lottery Corp.casino, according to a confidential RCMP report obtained by Global News. (Global News)

Police dismantle organized crime network in Manitoba / Ontario

Police laid out heaps of cash, drugs and illegal cigarettes seized during co-ordinated raids last week on properties linked to organized crime in Manitoba and southern Ontario. (CBC)

Illegal gambling ring raked in $131 million over five years: OPP

Three alleged Hells Angels members, including a Londoner, controlled an illegal multi-million gambling operation, police said Thursday as they detailed a provincewide bust that led to the arrests of 28 people on 228 charges. (Toronto Sun)

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