Thursday, June 13, 2024

Delta police say drug ring tied to Hells Angels, UN gang shut down

Delta police say an investigation into local trafficking has led to the disruption of an $18-million drug operation with links to both the Hells Angels and the UN gang. So far, more than a dozen people have been arrested and major amounts of drugs seized along with firearms, cash and vehicles. (The Province)

Sammy The Bull on surviving the mob life

He is closing in on 76 now and retired from a business that doesn’t offer gold watches or pensions to its aged warriors. The best-before date for New York City mobsters is typically shorter than the week-old chicken rotting in grandma’s fridge. (Toronto Sun)

Police take down organized crime network

An organized crime network that transported multiple kilograms of cocaine from southern Ontario into the hands of high-level drug traffickers in Winnipeg has been taken down by police. (CBC)

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)

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