Thursday, October 21, 2021

‘Never-ending war’: Alberta’s battle against biker gangs

SPRUCE GROVE - An orange glow on the horizon burnt off a light July fog as a surveillance unit with the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) monitored the movements of Shane Lance Daly early one morning. (Postmedia)

Police task force raids Hells Angels clubhouse in Trois Rivieres

More than 60 police officers working as part of a united police task force raided the headquarters of the Trois-Rivières chapter of the Hells Angels on Friday night. (Montreal Gazette)

B.C. AG eyes expanding scope of special anti-money laundering unit

VANCOUVER - The B.C. government may expand the scope of a proposed policing unit, meant to specialize in money laundering in casinos, to other areas, including real estate. (The Province)

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)

Three full patch Hells Angels plead guilty to drug trafficking charges

MONTREAL - Three full-patch members of the Hells Angels, including one of the biker gang’s founding members in Canada, and a member of the Repentigny police pleaded guilty to various drug trafficking charges at the Montreal courthouse on Wednesday. (Montreal Gazette)

Mob hit: Cece Luppino gunned down outside parents’ home

HAMILTON - Police are investigating whether ties to traditional organized crime is behind the city's first murder of the year — 43-year-old Cece Luppino gunned down outside his Mountain Brow home. The Luppino name is notorious in Hamilton. Cece's father is Rocco Luppino, one of the son's of the late Giacomo Luppino — the original family mob boss. (Hamilton Spectator)

Ucluelet mystery: Halls Angels behind murder of two sailors

UCLUELET — The small craft harbour here in this stunning spot on Vancouver Island’s west coast is a hub of activity. (Vancouver Sun)

Toronto police seize coke, cash, high-end watches in $8 million bust

Four men are in custody and two more on the run after Toronto police dismantled a ‘professional’ level cocaine trafficking operation. (Toronto Sun)

Hardside Hells Angel found slain under bridge

A full-patch Hells Angel with the Hardside Chapter was found murdered under the Golden Ears Bridge on Sunday. Chad Wilson, a former Hells Angel in San Diego, then Haney, joined the biker gang’s newest chapter when it formed last year. (Vancouver Sun)
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  • Charges filed in three organized crime hits in St. Léonard

    MONTREAL - Charges were filed Tuesday in connection with three murders carried out in the St-Léonard borough in December. In one case, Giovanni Presta Jr., 33, of Terrebonne is accused of first-degree murder in the death of Sébastien Beauchamp, 44, a former member of a Hells Angels support club who was gunned down on Dec. 20 at a gas station in the borough. (Montreal Gazette)

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