Saturday, February 16, 2019

Mexico disarms Acapulco police force linked to cartels

MEXICO CITY - Authorities in southern Mexico disarmed and placed under investigation the entire police force in the once-glittering resort of Acapulco on Tuesday, claiming the local cops were infiltrated by drug gangs. (CTV News)

Wedding of high-ranking Hells Angel draws crowd, scorn

MONTREAL - A former federal party leader says he’s outraged that a prominent Montreal venue would allow a Hells Angel to hold his wedding there. “It’s just unacceptable,” former Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe told CTV Montreal. (CTV)

Former casino investigators question whether officials unwilling to stop money laundering

VANCOUVER - Several former investigators who say they lost jobs in B.C.’s casino industry for whistle-blowing are questioning whether some B.C. officials deliberately allowed government-regulated casinos to be used as hubs for money laundering.(Global News)

Hardside Hells Angel found slain under bridge

A full-patch Hells Angel with the Hardside Chapter was found murdered under the Golden Ears Bridge on Sunday. Chad Wilson, a former Hells Angel in San Diego, then Haney, joined the biker gang’s newest chapter when it formed last year. (Vancouver Sun)
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  • Secret police study finds organized crime may have laundered $1B through Vancouver real estate

    VANCOUVER - The stately $17-million mansion owned by a suspected fentanyl importer is at the end of a gated driveway on one of the priciest streets in Shaughnessy, Vancouver’s most exclusive neighbourhood. A block away is a $22-million gabled manor that police have linked to a high-stakes gambler and property developer with suspected ties to the Chinese police services. (Global News)

    Hunted for months, reputed mobster gunned down in McDonald’s drive-thru

    NEW YORK - For months, Sylvester Zottola has been pursued by someone who wanted him dead. On Thursday evening, as night fell outside a McDonald’s on Webster Avenue in the Bronx, it appears that someone caught up with him. (NY Times)

    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)

    Parts of Asia slipping into the hands of organized crime

    Southeast Asia is no stranger to organized crime. Twenty years ago, the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed to address the growing illicit drug economy and signed a joint declaration that the region would become "drug-free." (CNN)

    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)

    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)

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