Thursday, December 7, 2023

High profile Hells Angel arrested for drug smuggling, five duffel bags of $2 million of cocaine and meth seized

A high-profile Hells Angel was arrested with another man near Creston Friday and charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and drug smuggling. Jason Cyrus Arkinstall, of the Mission chapter of the notorious biker gang, will appear in a Cranbrook courtroom Tuesday, along with his co-accused — Lawrence Edward Dwyer. (The Province)

B.C. man denied security clearance to paint warships because of Facebook friends’ gang connections

VICTORIA - A painter at a B.C. shipyard was denied government security clearance partly because he is Facebook friends with people linked to outlaw bikers and drug traffickers. (The Province)

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)

Police bust illegal casino; seize guns, cash and property

An illegal gambling operation at a mansion in Markham, Ont., had armed guards, spa services for clients and may have supported human trafficking, police alleged Wednesday as they announced dozens of arrests related to the enterprise. (National Post)

‘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)

Deadly shooting of alleged money launderer could affect ongoing cases

The brazen slaying of alleged underground banker Jian Jun Zhu could have far-reaching implications — from the B.C. inquiry into money laundering to on-going civil forfeiture lawsuits. Zhu, 44, was gunned down Friday night as he dined in a Richmond restaurant with 51-year-old Paul King Jin, also an alleged money launderer. Jin was injured in the targeted shooting. (The Province)

Alleged money launderers killed , wounded in Richmond targeted shooting

Alleged money launderer Jian Jun Zhu was shot to death and his associate Paul King Jin was wounded Friday night in a targeted shooting at a Richmond restaurant. Zhu was suspected of being a key player in B.C.’s biggest money laundering investigation, where as much as $200 million was allegedly laundered a year. (The Province)

Another man tied to Musitano-Barberi mob killings found dead in Mexico

A second man connected to the 2017 killings of Angelo Musitano in Hamilton and Mila Barberi in Vaughan was found dead this summer in Mexico, investigators say. (CP24)

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)

Alberta Hells Angel extorted and attacked former B.C. supplier

VANCOUVER - For more than a dozen years, Hope resident Richard Houle grew cannabis illegally for an Edmonton Hells Angel, Neil Cantrill. When Houle told Cantrill at a meeting in December 2014 that he wanted to get out of the business, he didn’t think there would be any problem. (The Province)