Saturday, July 24, 2021

Police announce arrests after probe into organized crime and violence in the tow truck industry

TORONTO - Several organized crime groups working within the towing industry have been using violence and property damage as a way to grab control and territory within the industry in southern Ontario, York Regional Police said Tuesday, while announcing multiple arrests. (CBC)
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Police seize nearly $10 million in meth and bricks of cocaine in Calgary raid

Last week, officers seized nearly $10 million worth of cocaine and crystal methamphetamine from a vehicle near Drumheller. The investigation began in November, when police received information from other agencies linking a Calgary resident to the transportation of drugs across Canada. (Calgary Herald)

RCMP unit commander warned B.C government that organized crime would run casino ‘with impunity’

The former commanding officer of a B.C. RCMP anti-illegal gaming unit says he was stunned when the provincial government disbanded his unit in 2009, even after he warned it that the decision would allow organized crime to operate “with impunity.” (Global News)

Alleged top Mafia boss arrested again before he took even one step out of prison

The only semblance of freedom a man who was once named as the top Mafia boss in Toronto enjoyed after winning his parole was the narrow view from a window as he was driven from one prison to another.(National Post)

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)

Female cartel boss known as ‘Dame of Death’ killed in shootout with Mexican state forces

An amateur tourniquet draped around her neck, she can be seen sitting slumped in the dust beside a wall, blood dripping from her hand and mouth as she gasps for breath. Glancing up at the officer approaching her, she seems resigned to her fate. (National Post)

Organized crime moving online RCMP struggling to keep up

OTTAWA - Organized crime is moving online and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is struggling to keep up, according to a briefing note prepared for RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki when she took over the top job earlier this year. (CBC)

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)

Police vow mob crackdown after three Montreal area shooting deaths

MONTREAL - Police in the Montreal area have created a special task force aimed at organized crime after three deadly shootings in busy suburban neighbourhoods in just over a week. (CTV)
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    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)

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