Monday, May 17, 2021

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)

90 arrested across Europe in anti-Mafia raids

ROME - Ninety people have been arrested in a series of operations targeting suspected 'Ndrangheta members across Europe and in Suriname, South America, officials said Wednesday. (CNN)
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  • 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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  • 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)

    The new mob is wising up and keeping quiet

    NEW YORK - Thirty-three years after John Gotti carried out his audacious hit on crime boss Paul Castellano, which flouted Mafia rules and brought a wave of devastating prosecutions under the Dapper Don’s brash reign, New York’s five crime families have reverted to their old-guard ways. (NY Post)

    Court shuts down Hells Angels appeal to keep Welland clubhouse

    Try as they might, the owners of a Hells Angels clubhouse in Welland aren't getting their building back. The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a Superior Court ruling from 2017 that ordered the gang's fortress at 855 Darby Rd. to be seized, alongside a swath of Hells Angels paraphernalia. (CBC)

    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)
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    Vancouver police seize 8 guns, $3m of drugs in massive bust

    Organized criminals and drug gangs have adapted their illicit operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the Vancouver Police Department’s organized crime section says. (The Province)

    Parts of Asia slipping into the hands of organized crime

    Southeast Asia is no stranger to organized crime. Twenty years ago, the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed to address the growing illicit drug economy and signed a joint declaration that the region would become "drug-free." (CNN)

    Man killed in Kamloops drug war shot dead in case of mistaken identity

    KAMLOOPS - RCMP have confirmed that a man killed in an on-going drug war in the region was a victim of mistaken identity. On Jan. 23, Rex Gill and Cody Mathieu were shot and killed at the Kamloops Comfort Inn and Suites. According to Kamloops RCMP, the investigation has confirmed Mathieu was an intended target but Gill was gunned down accidentally. (CBC)
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