Thursday, June 27, 2019

Outlaw biker club boss charged with murder

VANCOUVER - A prominent Hells Angels associate who leads the Devils Army support club in Campbell River has been charged with the 2016 murder of a promising MMA fighter and young father. (Vancouver Sun)

Hells Angels targeted in early morning raids in Quebec, New Brunswick

A total of 32 people were arrested in a series of early morning raids on Thursday targeting drug-trafficking networks in eastern Quebec and New Brunswick with alleged ties to the Hells Angels. The raids, conducted by the Sûreté du Québec, were carried out in 20 different communities across the two provinces, including in the Lower St. Lawrence region, the Gaspé and the Magdalen Islands. (CBC)

Hells Angel member, drug dealer’s daughter marry

MONTREAL - A wedding between a full-patch member of the Hells Angels and the daughter of a notorious drug trafficker drew members of organized crime to downtown Montreal on Saturday. (Montreal Gazette)

Mississauga murder victim was Hells Angel: Reports

The 32-year-old man murdered in the parking lot of a Mississauga gym was targeted in a gangland-style assassination, according to published reports. Police sources say the man was a full-patch Hells Angel. (Toronto Sun)

Organized crime moving online RCMP struggling to keep up

OTTAWA - Organized crime is moving online and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is struggling to keep up, according to a briefing note prepared for RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki when she took over the top job earlier this year. (CBC)

London Hells Angel arrested in drug probe

A London, Ont., man who police say is a “known” Hells Angel biker faces several drug and weapons charges after police raids on two homes and a storage locker found cocaine, Percocet tablets, brass knuckles and Tasers. (Toronto Star)

Canadian man sentenced to 9 years for selling encrypted Blackberries to criminals

SAN DIEGO - A Canadian man who sold encrypted BlackBerry smartphones to criminals worldwide that enabled them to sell drugs and even plan murders while avoiding the prying eyes of law enforcement was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in prison. (CTV)

Police recordings provide rare glimpse into Montreal’s underworld

MONTREAL - On Aug. 20, 2015, organized crime investigators got a rare glimpse inside Montreal’s underworld as three men alleged to be the most powerful gangsters in the city discussed business in a room they assumed could never be bugged. (National Post)

Cocaine smuggler with ties to the Mafia shot dead in Laval

MONTREAL - An ambitious cocaine smuggler who had ties to the Montreal Mafia died in a hospital early Thursday afternoon after he was shot in Laval’s Vimont district just before midnight Wednesday. (Montreal Gazette)

Wedding of high-ranking Hells Angel draws crowd, scorn

MONTREAL - A former federal party leader says he’s outraged that a prominent Montreal venue would allow a Hells Angel to hold his wedding there. “It’s just unacceptable,” former Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe told CTV Montreal. (CTV)

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