Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Man shot at Little Italy restaurant is Montreal’s 25th homicide

MONTREAL - A man in his 30s died early Wednesday after being shot Tuesday night in a restaurant in Montreal’s Little Italy district. (Montreal Gazette)

Drug probe deals Hells Angels in S.W. Ontario a blow

A Southwestern Ontario drug-trafficking probe that saw three alleged Hells Angels charged deals a significant blow to the gang’s ability to make money in the region, says a senior London police officer. (London Free Press)

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)

Size of money laundering problem in BC not clear, estimates in billions

VANCOUVER - In July 2018, an international agency that sets anti-money laundering standards quietly released an explanatory report on professional money laundering. In the 53-page report, the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force made a stunning claim: A “massive” underground bank in B.C. had laundered more than $1 billion a year. (The Province)

Business owned by Hells Angels associate raided by police

KAMLOOPS - A Kamloops gardening store owned by a close associate of a slain Hells Angels’ member has been raided by anti-gang police as part of a drug trafficking investigation.  Kamloops RCMP and the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit said in a news release Tuesday that the searches were conducted on the Sunshine Gardens Superstore in the 1700-block of Kelly Douglas Road, as well as at two residences — one in the 100-block of Knollwood Drive and the other in the 1000-block of Kinross Place. (Vancouver Sun)

BC Attorney General disappointed by stay in money-laundering case

VANCOUVER - B.C. Attorney General David Eby reacted strongly Wednesday to news that criminal charges in B.C.’s largest money-laundering case had been stayed, calling the inability to prosecute these cases a crisis. (Vancouver Sun)

Former cop who blew whistle wants standing in B.C. money laundering inquiry

A lawyer says an inquiry into money laundering in British Columbia would not exist without the "courage" of an ex-police officer who spoke out about alleged "interference" with his mandate to investigate organized crime in casinos. (CBC)

‘El Chapo’ enforcer ‘El Chino Anthrax’ found murdered in Mexican desert

A former top enforcer for Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s cartel who vanished from federal parole supervision in San Diego was found murdered in Mexico alongside his sister and brother-in-law, officials said. (New York Post)

Shocking mob trial allegation: Hamilton crime figure was Underboss of Buffalo mafia

HAMILTON - Domenico Violi asked the judge for a moment with his family before being sent to prison for serious drug trafficking; he exchanged hugs and kisses with his wife and his 20-year-old daughter and high-fives with his 17-year-old son as supporters who overflowed from the courtroom variously cried and clapped. (National Post)

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