Saturday, December 5, 2020

RCMP unit commander warned B.C government that organized crime would run casino ‘with impunity’

The former commanding officer of a B.C. RCMP anti-illegal gaming unit says he was stunned when the provincial government disbanded his unit in 2009, even after he warned it that the decision would allow organized crime to operate “with impunity.” (Global News)

Hells Angel and three others charged in illegal gambling investigation

A full-patch member of the Hells Angels and three other men have been charged with illegal gambling after an investigation by B.C.’s anti-gang agency. The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit searched Big Shots Café, at 3980 East Hastings St. in Burnaby, on July 4, area residents told Postmedia at the time. (Vancouver Sun)

Surrey Hells Angels clubhouse searched by RCMP in gun investigation

Surrey RCMP executed a search warrant overnight Friday at the Hells Angels Hardside clubhouse in connection with a gun investigation. Mounties continued with the search Saturday at the rented rancher in the 18000-block of 96 Avenue. (The Province)

Delta police say drug ring tied to Hells Angels, UN gang shut down

Delta police say an investigation into local trafficking has led to the disruption of an $18-million drug operation with links to both the Hells Angels and the UN gang. So far, more than a dozen people have been arrested and major amounts of drugs seized along with firearms, cash and vehicles. (The Province)

Sammy The Bull on surviving the mob life

He is closing in on 76 now and retired from a business that doesn’t offer gold watches or pensions to its aged warriors. The best-before date for New York City mobsters is typically shorter than the week-old chicken rotting in grandma’s fridge. (Toronto Sun)

Police take down organized crime network

An organized crime network that transported multiple kilograms of cocaine from southern Ontario into the hands of high-level drug traffickers in Winnipeg has been taken down by police. (CBC)

High profile Hells Angel arrested for drug smuggling, five duffel bags of $2 million of cocaine and meth seized

A high-profile Hells Angel was arrested with another man near Creston Friday and charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and drug smuggling. Jason Cyrus Arkinstall, of the Mission chapter of the notorious biker gang, will appear in a Cranbrook courtroom Tuesday, along with his co-accused — Lawrence Edward Dwyer. (The Province)

B.C. man denied security clearance to paint warships because of Facebook friends’ gang connections

VICTORIA - A painter at a B.C. shipyard was denied government security clearance partly because he is Facebook friends with people linked to outlaw bikers and drug traffickers. (The Province)

Alleged mastermind of lavish mansion casino raided by police met twice with Justin Trudeau

The news that emerged last week about Wei Wei was attention-grabbing to say the least. Police announced the Toronto-area real estate developer had been charged after officers raided a lavish, well-armed and illegal casino that was uniquely located inside a sprawling mansion. (National Post)

Police bust illegal casino; seize guns, cash and property

An illegal gambling operation at a mansion in Markham, Ont., had armed guards, spa services for clients and may have supported human trafficking, police alleged Wednesday as they announced dozens of arrests related to the enterprise. (National Post)

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