Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Murder victim a mobster or collateral damage?

TORONTO - Was murdered restaurateur Paolo Caputo a hardcore gangster who flew under the radar? Or was he collateral damage paying for the sins of his mobster brother? (Toronto Sun)

B.C. gangs changing tactics as closed borders, COVID-19 deal impact

VANCOUVER - Gangs and organized crime groups in B.C. are changing how they operate and run their illegal business due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, police forces say.(The Province)

4 biker gang members busted in New Brunswick

Police have arrested four men in connection with an ongoing investigation into outlaw motorcycle club activities in New Brunswick. The RCMP say the arrests were made between Feb. 17 and April 9 in Edmundston, Drummond, California Settlement and Moncton.(Global News)

21 killed in Mexico cartel shootout

Mexican security forces on Sunday killed seven more members of a presumed cartel assault force that rolled into a town near the Texas border and staged an hour-long attack, officials said, putting the overall death toll at 21. The Coahuila state government said in a statement that lawmen aided by helicopters were still chasing remnants of the force that arrived in a convoy of pickup trucks and attacked the city hall of Villa Union on Saturday. (CBS)

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)

Hells Angel member, drug dealer’s daughter marry

MONTREAL - A wedding between a full-patch member of the Hells Angels and the daughter of a notorious drug trafficker drew members of organized crime to downtown Montreal on Saturday. (Montreal Gazette)

Gov’t says couple ran bawdy houses for years

For years, Xiao Ai Rong and her husband Kwei Chiu Chan have run bawdy houses and illicit drug labs out of rental properties in Vancouver, according to the B.C. government. (Vancouver Sun)
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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)

B.C. to hold public inquiry into money laundering

VICTORIA - The British Columbia government has launched a public inquiry into money laundering, a crime the premier says has distorted the provincial economy, infiltrated casinos, fuelled the overdose crisis and increased the price of real estate. (National Post)
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  • Mob hitman suspected of killing Whitey Bulger

    Fotios “Freddy” Geas is suspected of rubbing out Bulger, 89, on Tuesday morning — hours after the aging mobster was transferred to Hazelton federal penitentiary in West Virginia. (New York Post)

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