Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Police across Ontario arrest 15 in human trafficking probe

North Bay police joined 45 other police services across Ontario to crack a huge case of human trafficking, say the OPP in a news release today. The Greater Sudbury Police Service was also involved. (The Bay Today)
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  • Province-wide blitz leads to 45 charges against 15 people including human trafficking
  • B.C. disbanded RCMP unit after report warned possible crime figure bought stake in casino

    A businessman “connected to Asian organized crime” was allowed by a British Columbia government employee to buy part of a B.C. Lottery Corp.casino, according to a confidential RCMP report obtained by Global News. (Global News)

    Severed head of Dublin teen discovered inside burning car in suspected gang hit

    DUBLIN - A manhunt is underway after the severed head of a missing teen was discovered inside a burning car and other body parts were found in a park in a suspected gangland hit. (New York Post)

    B.C. gangs changing tactics as closed borders, COVID-19 deal impact

    VANCOUVER - Gangs and organized crime groups in B.C. are changing how they operate and run their illegal business due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, police forces say.(The Province)

    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., 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)

    Jamie Bacon to be tried for murder in Surrey Six case

    Eileen Mohan went to her son Christopher’s grave on Thursday to light a candle after learning there would be a new trial for a man charged in the Surrey Six slayings.(The Province)

    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)

    How Italy’s notorious ‘Ndrangheta mafia group is spreading across Europe

    Italy’s most powerful organized crime network, the 'Ndrangheta, is infiltrating countries across Europe, where it has established businesses as a cover for its illicit drug trafficking operations, says anti-mafia and counterterrorism prosecutor Federico Cafiero De Raho. (Euronews)
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  • Mapping the mafia
  • Feds announce $10M for RCMP to combat money laundering

    VANCOUVER - The federal government has announced $10 million to help the RCMP prosecute money laundering after a special meeting of Canada's finance and justice ministers to discuss the pervasive problem. (CTV)

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