Sunday, December 3, 2023

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)

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)

Surrey Police Board member posed for photos with Hells Angels

A member of the Surrey Police Board was photographed posing with two full-patch members of the Hells Angels at a 2018 memorial service. The photos of board member Harley Chappell and White Rock Hells Angels Brent Milne and Douglas (Doc) Riddoch were posted on a Facebook tribute to Carla Newman, who died in 2018. Newman was a relative of David (Clap) Newman, who is a former member of the Angels’ White Rock chapter. (Vancouver Sun)

Drug probe deals Hells Angels in S.W. Ontario a blow

A Southwestern Ontario drug-trafficking probe that saw three alleged Hells Angels charged deals a significant blow to the gang’s ability to make money in the region, says a senior London police officer. (London Free Press)

Alleged mastermind of lavish mansion casino raided by police met twice with Justin Trudeau

The news that emerged last week about Wei Wei was attention-grabbing to say the least. Police announced the Toronto-area real estate developer had been charged after officers raided a lavish, well-armed and illegal casino that was uniquely located inside a sprawling mansion. (National Post)

Hitman’s first job was failed execution of a Hells Angel

VANCOUVER - The woman dressed in a burqa carefully clutching her purse boarded the Canada Line SkyTrain at the Bridgeport station in Richmond, B.C. Underneath the disguise was Knowah Truth Ferguson, a Hamilton man just two months past his 18th birthday. Inside the purse was a .45-calibre gun and a Glock pistol. (Hamilton Spectator)

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)

Vancouver drug smuggler found slain in Columbia

A major Vancouver drug importer with international connections was found stabbed and burned in Colombia a day after flying into the country last month. (Vancouver Sun)

Hamilton mob boss shot in Mississauga

Two years after the murder of his younger brother, Hamilton mobster Pat Musitano was shot multiple times outside his lawyer’s Mississauga office Thursday. (Globe & Mail)
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    NEW YORK - The men accused of fatally shooting a reputed mobster in the drive-thru of a Bronx McDonald’s tracked him down with the help of the GPS device they hid under his car, according to prosecutors Friday. (New York Post)

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