Thursday, December 13, 2018

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)

Fentanyl kings in Canada linked to powerful Chinese gang, the Big Circle Boys

VANCOUVER - In October 2015, RCMP officers wearing tactical gear burst into luxury homes, an underground bank and two illegal casinos in Richmond, B.C. At a hidden casino on Richmond’s No. 4 Road, they found 27 surveillance cameras. The place was abandoned but police saw something that concerned them. (Global News)
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  • Who are the Big Circle Boys?
  • RCMP seize drugs, weapons from Penticton home

    PENTICTON - RCMP have seized drugs and weapons from what they call a quiet Penticton home. Police executed the search warrant on Thursday after a two-week long investigation into drug trafficking. (Global News)

    Canada’s rushed rollout of legal cannabis has been a gift to black market

    Officially, the Liberal Party wanted to legalize marijuana in order to remove the "criminal organizations, street gangs and gun-runners" associated with the drug, as Justin Trudeau put in a pithy bit of hyperbole during the 2015 election campaign.

    BC gangsters busted in Winnipeg have long histories with police

    Two B.C. man — one convicted in a high-profile 1982 slaying and the other as Independent Soldier gangster — have been charged in a major Winnipeg police investigation into a drug trafficking organization. (The Province)

    ‘Prince of Pot’ tries to get arrested for selling banned merchandise in Montreal

    MONTREAL - Longtime cannabis policy reform advocate Marc Emery, also known as the “Prince of Pot,” failed in his first attempt to get arrested for selling goods that promote cannabis culture in downtown Montreal on Sunday. (Montreal Gazette)

    Whitby man arrested in house explosion that injured three

    WHITBY - In a tweet Wednesday night, Durham regional police say a man from Whitby is charged with criminal negligence and arson, as well as a charge of “production” under the Cannabis Act. (Toronto Sun)

    Licensed cannabis growers tied to organized crime: CBC

    An investor in a major Canadian cannabis company has had longstanding ties, including business dealings, with influential Mafia members and drug traffickers. Another investor in the same company has links with a prominent member of the Rizzutos, the powerful Montreal crime family. (CBC)
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  • Canada's largest pot producers deny organized crime links
  • ‘It’s an epidemic’: Inexpensive crystal meth eclipsing opioids on prairies

    Police are dealing with a prairie fire of methamphetamine use which is rapidly overtaking fentanyl as the drug of choice for many. (Winnipeg Sun)

    Calgary police pull over minivan loaded with drugs

    CALGARY - Police seized roughly $8 million in cocaine and methamphetamine after a three-month drug trafficking investigation — a bust they are calling one of the largest in the city’s history. (Calgary Herald)

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