Nine jailed in landmark joint US – China fentanyl smuggling investigation

Nine people have been jailed in China for smuggling fentanyl into the US, after a landmark joint investigation by American and Chinese officers. In August, US President Donald Trump said China was not doing enough to stop the opioid - 50 times more potent than heroin - being shipped to the US. The Chinese court said it was the first time US and Chinese officers had worked together on such a case. (BBC)

Boys, ages 9 and 12, found dead in Brampton home

Two boys, 9 and 12 years old, were found dead late last night in Brampton, Ont., after Peel Region officers were dispatched to a home in a quiet residential neighbourhood. The call came from someone inside the residence on Hiberton Crescent, said Const. Heather Cannon at a Thursday morning news conference at the scene. (CBC)

Vancouver fentanyl trafficker with 69 prior convictions gets nine years in jail

A man who was convicted of possessing fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking and possessing a loaded firearm has been sentenced to nine years in prison. (The Province)

Witness was offered $10 million to change testimony SNC-Lavelin trial hears

A key witness in Sami Bebawi’s fraud and corruption trial says he was once offered $10 million in exchange for more favourable testimony that could protect the former SNC-Lavalin executive vice-president. (National Post)

Three American mothers and at least six children slaughtered in Mexican cartel ambush

Nine of the LeBaron family members, who have ties to Utah, were slaughtered in the massacre and one child was still missing, Mexican authorities said. Six children were wounded in the attack and five have since been transferred to hospitals in Phoenix, Arizona. (Daily Mail)
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  • Couple shot to death in Hamilton townhouse, cop hunt killer

    Hamilton detectives are hunting a violent criminal suspected of a double murder in the city’s Central Mountain area. Police reported Sunday the man and the woman were shot to death late Friday or early Saturday morning. (Toronto Sun)

    Bill Owens photographed the Hells Angels at Altamont then hid for 49 years

    When Bill Owens got his pictures of the violence at the Altamont Speedway Free Festival published in Rolling Stone, he would not let his name appear on the photo credit. Owens had been threatened and he feared retribution from the same Hells Angels he’d photographed swinging pool cues in front of the concert stage on Dec. 6, 1969. (San Francisco Chronicle)

    Victim of Halloween homicide likely targeted, IHIT confirms

    Homicide investigators have identified the victim of a homicide in Chilliwack, and say the young man was likely targeted. The body of 26-year-old Jordan Smyth was found near Cultus Lake in a gravel area close to Sleepy Hollow Road around 7 a.m. Friday morning. (Global News)

    Gun crime explodes in our cities while politicians fire blanks

    For much of the last year, we have been getting nothing but lip service from our politicians about the rising problem of gun crime in our cities. This year alone there have been 395 shootings in the city of Toronto alone. (True North)
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    Halloween stabbing spree at frat party injures five

    TORONTO - On Halloween night, a raucous bash at the Theta Delta Chi fraternity, nestled at number 22 Madison Ave., turned violent. (Toronto Sun)