Wednesday, October 28, 2020

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)

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)

Europe flooded with cocaine despite coronavirus trade disruptions

BRUSSELS - Latin American drug lords have sent bumper shipments of cocaine to Europe in recent weeks, including one in a cargo of squid, even though the coronavirus epidemic has stifled legitimate transatlantic trade, senior anti-narcotics officials say. (The Province)

Jury strips Mongols of gang logo

LOS ANGELES - A Cal­ifornia jury decided Fri­day that the Mongols mo­tor­cycle gang should be stripped of its trademarked logo in a first-of-its-kind ver­dict, federal prosecutors said.(Antelope Valley Press)

Alleged Mafia leader sentenced to 10 years in prison for cocaine plot

TORONTO - In a historic case, alleged ‘Ndrangheta “local crime boss” Giuseppe “Pino” Ursino was slammed with a 10-year penitentiary sentence for several charges linked to cocaine trafficking for a criminal organization. (Toronto Sun)

21 killed in Mexico cartel shootout

Mexican security forces on Sunday killed seven more members of a presumed cartel assault force that rolled into a town near the Texas border and staged an hour-long attack, officials said, putting the overall death toll at 21. The Coahuila state government said in a statement that lawmen aided by helicopters were still chasing remnants of the force that arrived in a convoy of pickup trucks and attacked the city hall of Villa Union on Saturday. (CBS)

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)

15 arrested in Ontario biker gang bust

Fifteen people are facing close to 200 charges in a police probe targeting biker gang members who trafficked in drugs and persons in several Ontario cities. OPP Supt. Bryan MacKillop said that his service and police in Ottawa, Niagara Region and Sudbury started investigating a group in June 2018, based on the suspicion that they were trafficking in cocaine, fentanyl and forcing women into the sex trade. (CP 24)

Large number high-threat organized crime groups have links to B.C.,inquiry hears

A public inquiry into money laundering has heard that British Columbia appears to have more high-level organized crime groups than other provinces. The director general of Criminal Intelligence Service Canada says that among at least 1,850 organized crime groups known to operate in Canada, the agency has assessed 680.(CBC)

Man shot at Little Italy restaurant is Montreal’s 25th homicide

MONTREAL - A man in his 30s died early Wednesday after being shot Tuesday night in a restaurant in Montreal’s Little Italy district. (Montreal Gazette)

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