Wednesday, April 24, 2019

BC Attorney General disappointed by stay in money-laundering case

VANCOUVER - B.C. Attorney General David Eby reacted strongly Wednesday to news that criminal charges in B.C.’s largest money-laundering case had been stayed, calling the inability to prosecute these cases a crisis. (Vancouver Sun)

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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  • Agent testifies in East End Hells Angels forfeiture case

    VANCOUVER - An agent who infiltrated the East End Hells Angels more than a decade ago described in B.C. Supreme Court on Monday how he overheard a biker tell a prospect in the clubhouse to “take care” of someone believed to have robbed him. (Vancouver Sun)

    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)

    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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  • 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)

    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)

    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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  • Mob hitman suspected of killing Whitey Bulger

    Fotios “Freddy” Geas is suspected of rubbing out Bulger, 89, on Tuesday morning — hours after the aging mobster was transferred to Hazelton federal penitentiary in West Virginia. (New York Post)

    Police recordings provide rare glimpse into Montreal’s underworld

    MONTREAL - On Aug. 20, 2015, organized crime investigators got a rare glimpse inside Montreal’s underworld as three men alleged to be the most powerful gangsters in the city discussed business in a room they assumed could never be bugged. (National Post)

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