Friday, January 18, 2019

Jury strips Mongols of gang logo

LOS ANGELES - A Cal­ifornia jury decided Fri­day that the Mongols mo­tor­cycle gang should be stripped of its trademarked logo in a first-of-its-kind ver­dict, federal prosecutors said.(Antelope Valley Press)

London Hells Angel arrested in drug probe

A London, Ont., man who police say is a “known” Hells Angel biker faces several drug and weapons charges after police raids on two homes and a storage locker found cocaine, Percocet tablets, brass knuckles and Tasers. (Toronto Star)

Crown mistake exposed informant, killing massive money laundering investigation

VANCOUVER - A massive RCMP investigation of alleged underground bankers in Richmond, B.C., estimated to be laundering over $1-billion per year, collapsed in November because federal prosecutors mistakenly exposed the identity of a police informant who they feared could have been killed if the case proceeded, Global News has learned. (Global)

Cancun wraps 2018 with at least 540 homicides

Formerly peaceful Cancún continues to experience shocking levels of cartel violence. The previous annual record for murders was smashed in 2018 with 540, as opposed to 2017’s 227.(Breitbart News)

Mafia informant’s brother shot dead on Christmas Day

PESARO, Italy - The brother of a Calabrian mafia informant was gunned down by two assailants on Christmas Day in a brutal execution that has raised questions over the Italian police's ability to protect the families of ex-gang members. (AFP)

Man linked to Hells Angels dies after St. Leonard shooting

MONTREAL - A 44-year-old man with reported links to the Hells Angels died of multiple bullet wounds Thursday night after being shot outside a gas station in St-Léonard earlier in the day, police said. (Montreal Gazette)
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  • Italian Mafia activities are expanding abroad and European police forces are unprepared

    Members of the Italian mafia like to travel abroad – not necessarily for pleasure, but to make money. And the harm they are doing to European economies is often underplayed, trivialised or ignored. (The Conversation)

    OPP bust organized crime group accused of making illegal guns

    Ontario Provincial Police have charged 23 people after an eight-month investigation into the trafficking of illegal firearms and drugs by an organized crime group in the Greater Toronto and Golden Horseshoe areas. (CBC)

    Police task force raids Hells Angels clubhouse in Trois Rivieres

    More than 60 police officers working as part of a united police task force raided the headquarters of the Trois-Rivières chapter of the Hells Angels on Friday night. (Montreal Gazette)

    90 arrested across Europe in anti-Mafia raids

    ROME - Ninety people have been arrested in a series of operations targeting suspected 'Ndrangheta members across Europe and in Suriname, South America, officials said Wednesday. (CNN)
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