Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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)

Former cop who blew whistle wants standing in B.C. money laundering inquiry

A lawyer says an inquiry into money laundering in British Columbia would not exist without the "courage" of an ex-police officer who spoke out about alleged "interference" with his mandate to investigate organized crime in casinos. (CBC)
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RCMP money laundering investigation: Leadership problems, missteps proved fatal to case

VANCOUVER - Months after charges were stayed in Canada’s largest money-laundering case, neither the RCMP nor the Public Prosecution Service of Canada has provided any public explanation of what went wrong. But a Postmedia investigation has uncovered details of how the massive prosecution of Silver International and its owners, Caixuan Qin and Jian Jun Zhu, was derailed. (The Province)

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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  • Liberal candidate tainted by organized crime allegations

    It used to be in the parliamentary system that an MP would step aside if he was under investigation. If that member refused to step aside,  typically the party leader would demand a resignation until the cloud of suspicion was lifted or not as the case may be. (True North)

    Ortis case linked to Vancouver firm that supplied secure cellphones to international criminals

    The investigation into top RCMP civilian official Cameron Ortis began with a shadowy, multimillion-dollar Vancouver-based company run by Canadians that sold encrypted cellphones to drug traffickers and money launderers around the world. (CBC)

    Hells Angels partied with strippers at Langley Rec Centre

    A party with booze and multiple strippers, allegedly attended by Hells Angels gang members, was held in one of Langley Township’s own facilities earlier this spring, according to an internal Township email. (Langley Advance)

    Dead Hells Angel’s company linked to second murder victim

    A Hells Angel who was shot to death in Surrey Aug. 2 once formed a numbered B.C. company that he transferred to an underworld associate who also ended up being murdered. (Postmedia)

    Murder victim a mobster or collateral damage?

    TORONTO - Was murdered restaurateur Paolo Caputo a hardcore gangster who flew under the radar? Or was he collateral damage paying for the sins of his mobster brother? (Toronto Sun)

    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)

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