Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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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  • 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)

    Shocking mob trial allegation: Hamilton crime figure was Underboss of Buffalo mafia

    HAMILTON - Domenico Violi asked the judge for a moment with his family before being sent to prison for serious drug trafficking; he exchanged hugs and kisses with his wife and his 20-year-old daughter and high-fives with his 17-year-old son as supporters who overflowed from the courtroom variously cried and clapped. (National Post)

    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)

    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)

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