Tuesday, July 27, 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)

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)

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)

Two charged for murder of Hells Angel in Surrey drive-thru

Nathan James De Jong and Calvin Junior Powery-Hooker, both born in 1998, each face a charge of murder, according to court documents. The men made their first court appearance Saturday and are set to next appear in Surrey provincial court on Tuesday. (Vancouver Sun)
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  • Hells Angel shot dead at Starbucks drive-thru in South Surrey
  • Fentanyl kings in Canada linked to powerful Chinese gang, the Big Circle Boys

    VANCOUVER - In October 2015, RCMP officers wearing tactical gear burst into luxury homes, an underground bank and two illegal casinos in Richmond, B.C. At a hidden casino on Richmond’s No. 4 Road, they found 27 surveillance cameras. The place was abandoned but police saw something that concerned them. (Global News)
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  • Tony Musitano, once a notorious mob boss, dead at 72

    For all of the mayhem he caused, Musitano was a surprisingly funny and sociable man who professed to have cleaned up his act after prison — but always left a hint that this may not be the full story. (National Post)

    Gangster who killed Hells Angel denied parole

    A gangster who shot to death his prominent Hells Angel pal after an all-night, drug fuelled party in 2016 has been denied full parole. The Parole Board of Canada ruled recently that Jason Francis Wallace’s release from prison would leave the community at-risk because the bikers might retaliate for the fatal shooting of Bob Green in October 2016. (The Province)

    Canada’s cocaine cowboys: How a two year RCMP investigation led to El Chapo

    It was March 12, 2015, and Stephen Tello was having second thoughts. The following day he was due to meet a man called Joe at a steakhouse in Toronto. Joe was a transportation broker who, for the right price, had told Tello he could smuggle huge amounts of cocaine into Canada. He could have drugs collected at sea in the Caribbean, he said, before swapping them onto fishing trawlers closer to Newfoundland, for safe passage to harbour. (National Post)

    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)

    ‘He was murdered’: Suspected Ontario hit man found dead in Mexico had a long list of enemies

    A homicide investigation is underway in Mexico into the death of a suspected hit man who was a fugitive for two mob murders in Canada, National Post has learned. Michael Graham Cudmore, a violent career criminal, was wanted as the triggerman for two high-profile murders in Ontario: the 2017 shooting of Mafia figure Angelo Musitano in Hamilton and a botched hit weeks earlier in Vaughan that inadvertently killed Mila Barberi. (National Post)

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