Sunday, December 16, 2018

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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  • Italian police arrest new 'boss of bosses' of Sicilian mafia
  • 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?
  • 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)

    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)

    How Italy’s notorious ‘Ndrangheta mafia group is spreading across Europe

    Italy’s most powerful organized crime network, the 'Ndrangheta, is infiltrating countries across Europe, where it has established businesses as a cover for its illicit drug trafficking operations, says anti-mafia and counterterrorism prosecutor Federico Cafiero De Raho. (Euronews)
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  • Mapping the mafia
  • Ex-Mafia boss ‘Cadillac Frank’ sentenced to life in prison for 1993 murder

    BOSTON –  Former New England Mafia boss Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme was unrepentant Thursday as he was sentenced to life in prison for the 1993 killing of a nightclub owner, declaring that the "real story" will come out one day. (Fox News)

    Kelowna Hells Angels made changes before clubhouse inspection

    VANCOUVER - The retired head of the Ontario Provincial Police Biker Enforcement Unit testified in B.C. Supreme Court on Tuesday that Hells Angels paraphernalia and “knick knacks” on display at clubhouses are there to intimidate those who visit. (Vancouver Sun)

    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)

    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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  • Police brace for fallout after Hells Angel killed
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  • Hells Angel accused in murder conspiracy seeks bail

    VANCOUVER - A high-profile Hells Angel is trying to get released on bail after being charged earlier this year with conspiracy to murder two rival gangsters in 2012. (The Province)

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