Sunday, October 24, 2021

Hells Angel wins court challenge over gun licence renewal

A full-patch member of the Hells Angels will get another shot at renewing his firearms licence. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Francesca Marzari has ruled that Gaston Methot should get a second hearing in provincial court to make his case about why he deserves to have his licence renewed. (Vancouver Sun)

Cocaine implicated in U.S. couple’s kidnapping was destined for the Hells Angels

A large quantity of cocaine seized in Vermont, believed to have been the motive behind an elderly couple being kidnapped and smuggled from New York to Quebec in September, was allegedly destined for the Hells Angels. (Montreal Gazette)

Police Board member says photos with Hells Angels wasn’t smart

Surrey Police Board member Harley Chappell said Monday that it wasn’t a “smart” decision to pose for photographs in 2018 with two full-patch Hells Angels at a memorial service. (The Province)

Surrey Police Board member posed for photos with Hells Angels

A member of the Surrey Police Board was photographed posing with two full-patch members of the Hells Angels at a 2018 memorial service. The photos of board member Harley Chappell and White Rock Hells Angels Brent Milne and Douglas (Doc) Riddoch were posted on a Facebook tribute to Carla Newman, who died in 2018. Newman was a relative of David (Clap) Newman, who is a former member of the Angels’ White Rock chapter. (Vancouver Sun)

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)

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