Thursday, June 4, 2020

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)

B.C. drug boat captain pleads guilty in Oregon

Notorious B.C. drug-boat captain John (Philip) Stirling has pleaded guilty in a U.S. courtroom to smuggling methamphetamine on the high seas. (The Province)

B.C. disbanded RCMP unit after report warned possible crime figure bought stake in casino

A businessman “connected to Asian organized crime” was allowed by a British Columbia government employee to buy part of a B.C. Lottery Corp.casino, according to a confidential RCMP report obtained by Global News. (Global News)

Police dismantle organized crime network in Manitoba / Ontario

Police laid out heaps of cash, drugs and illegal cigarettes seized during co-ordinated raids last week on properties linked to organized crime in Manitoba and southern Ontario. (CBC)

Illegal gambling ring raked in $131 million over five years: OPP

Three alleged Hells Angels members, including a Londoner, controlled an illegal multi-million gambling operation, police said Thursday as they detailed a provincewide bust that led to the arrests of 28 people on 228 charges. (Toronto Sun)

11 alleged members of Gambino crime family arrested in mob bust

NEW YORK - Eleven alleged members of the Gambino organized crime family were locked up Thursday on federal charges including threatening people who owed them money, telling one in a conversation captured by wiretap to pay $100,000 or else lose his teeth. (AP)

Hells Angel arrested, likely biggest ever seizure of meth in Manitoba say RCMP

Police say a series of organized crime raids executed in Winnipeg and the Interlake Wednesday has likely brought in one the largest seizures of meth Manitoba has ever seen. (Global News)

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)

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)

Mob muscle: ‘Wiseguys use violence as a means to an end’

When Quebec’s first Pizza Hut franchise was planned for Montreal’s Little Italy it suffered a bedeviling launch. The “opening soon” sign was torched to the ground. That warning was ignored and, when construction started, the place was firebombed; when plans continued, it was dynamited in the night. (National Post)

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