Sunday, September 25, 2022

19 bodies hung from bridge, hacked up in Mexican gang war

Mexican police on Thursday found nine bodies hanging from a bridge, seven more hacked to bits, and another three dumped nearby in what they said was a gang turf-war massacre that left 19 people dead, including at least one woman. (New York Post)

Italian probe reveals how ‘criminal blockchain’ gives Toronto area mobsters international control

When his brother was killed last year in an ambush, Vincenzo Muià became the boss of his Mafia clan in southern Italy. One of his first acts of leadership was to gather his loyal soldiers to plan their defence. His next was avenging his brother. (National Post)

B.C. to hold public inquiry into money laundering

VICTORIA - The British Columbia government has launched a public inquiry into money laundering, a crime the premier says has distorted the provincial economy, infiltrated casinos, fuelled the overdose crisis and increased the price of real estate. (National Post)
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  • Hells Angels pay respects to murdered biker

    More than 250 Hells Angels joined family and friends of murdered Hardside biker Suminder (Allie) Grewal at a Delta funeral home on Friday. Wearing their “colours” — leather vests with Hells Angels death heads on the back — they arrived in formation on Harleys and in cars from as far away as the Maritimes, Ontario and Quebec. (Vancouver Sun)
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    Vancouver police seize 8 guns, $3m of drugs in massive bust

    Organized criminals and drug gangs have adapted their illicit operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the Vancouver Police Department’s organized crime section says. (The Province)

    Killer of Surrey gangster pleads guilty to manslaughter

    VANCOUVER - A man who shot to death a well-known gangster in broad daylight two years ago has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and been sentenced to just under 11 years in prison. (Vancouver Sun)

    Mafia informant’s brother shot dead on Christmas Day

    PESARO, Italy - The brother of a Calabrian mafia informant was gunned down by two assailants on Christmas Day in a brutal execution that has raised questions over the Italian police's ability to protect the families of ex-gang members. (AFP)

    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)

    Ortis case linked to Vancouver firm that supplied secure cellphones to international criminals

    The investigation into top RCMP civilian official Cameron Ortis began with a shadowy, multimillion-dollar Vancouver-based company run by Canadians that sold encrypted cellphones to drug traffickers and money launderers around the world. (CBC)

    Secret police study finds organized crime may have laundered $1B through Vancouver real estate

    VANCOUVER - The stately $17-million mansion owned by a suspected fentanyl importer is at the end of a gated driveway on one of the priciest streets in Shaughnessy, Vancouver’s most exclusive neighbourhood. A block away is a $22-million gabled manor that police have linked to a high-stakes gambler and property developer with suspected ties to the Chinese police services. (Global News)

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