Sunday, October 22, 2017

Thieves who stole £7m in 'The Heathrow Heist' pull long time

Loomis security guards Mohammad Siddique, 32, and Ranjeev Singh, 40, pulled off one of the biggest heists in UK history when they made off with £7 million in six minutes by staging a robbery after picking up the money for Credit Suisse at Heathrow Terminal 4, on March 14.

They stole 19 bags filled with bundles of cash after picking up the banknotes from a cargo depot. Police later found the van abandoned with £7m missing. Siddique was discovered miles away with his hands and ankles bound.

Mohammad Siddique

Ranjeev Singh
The man behind the plot was gambling addict Rafaqat Hussein, 41, who was tipped off about the shipment. He kept in contact with Siddique during the heist. He was later caught on a police bug boasting to his brother: "Mate I did the job. I fucking robbed seven million." Hussain also boasted about how he was going to "buy a Lambo" referring to a Lamborghini. He said that his share of the spoils was £2 million. Hussain and his wife were also found guilty of conspiring to sabotage the home of an 88-year-old woman to launder the proceeds. The home was badly vandalized to force her to reduce the price.

Hussain wept in court. He was sentenced 10 years and three months. Siddique, 32, and Singh, 40, were each jailed for six and half years. The 19 bags of cash weighing nearly half a tonne have never been recovered.

Rafaqat Hussain

Aged mobster tied to Boston art heist undergoes psychiatric tests

Robert Gentile, 81, appeared in court for sentencing on charges he pleaded guilty to in April, but claimed to have no memory of entering a plea or any of the events involved. Gentile had pleaded guilty to charges of illegally selling guns to a felon. His attorney said the charges resulted from a sting operation aimed at pressuring him into providing details on 13 pieces of art stolen in one of the longest unsolved high-profile crimes in Boston’s history.

Among the stolen works was 'The Concert', one of only 34 known works by Vermeer and thought to be the most valuable stolen painting at over $200 million.

'The Concert' by Vermeer
Some $500 million worth of art, including Rembrandt’s 'Storm on the Sea of Galilee' was stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in March 1990. The Gardner heist was carried out by two men dressed in police uniforms who apparently overpowered a night security guard who had buzzed them in. During a polygraph test, Gentile had an intense reaction when shown images of the missing paintings, while he remained calm when shown unrelated artwork. The museum initially offered a reward of $5 million. In 2017 this was doubled to $10 million with an expiration date set to the end of the year.

'A Lady and Gentleman in Black' by Rembrandt, painted in 1633.
27 years after the heist, the empty frames still hang in the Gardner Museum.


'Chez Tortoni' by Manet.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Cocaine - How its Made


Lumps of solidifying coca paste
In late 2016, Colombia sealed a peace deal with FARC, a left-wing rebel group. While authorities struggle to implement the deal, coca production has exploded. Colombia produces about 90% of the world's cocaine.
Coca plants grow just two months a year.

Coca leaves are mulched with a weed eater
The production process is simple and crude. Farmers pick leaves by hand and put them through a noxious process to eventually turn the leaves into paste, which is then sold to traffickers for refining.
Cement is sprinkled over mulched coca leaves

Ammonia, sulfuric acid, sodium permanganate, and caustic soda are used.

The resulting mixture is put into a press and the basic liquid extract of coca paste is squeezed out.
Noxious fumes emanate from marinating leaves, making breathing difficult. Coca extract is mixed with gasoline to extract alkaloid from the liquid mix.

It takes about a ton of coca leaves to make a kilo of the paste. Farmers can sell a kilo of paste for about $900.
The mixture of coca-leaf juice, gasoline, ether, and other chemicals will eventually be converted into coca paste. The paste is extracted after adding a strong acid into the mix that will further precipitate the alkaloid. The liquid coca paste is cooked to remove the water content.

The last step is called "fritada," or "fry-up." The coca paste residue is placed in water and heated until most of the water content is evaporated.
The liquid coca-paste residue is then crushed to be packed and sold. It is 40% to 91% cocaine sulfate. Later, the paste is made into cocaine that is eventually sold on the street.

Cocaine in its purest form is a white, pearly product. Cocaine appearing in powder form is a salt, typically cocaine hydrochloride. Most street cocaine is about 30% pure, the balance being cutting agents.

Coca paste ready for sale
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No getting rid of UK cocaine trafficker David Roger Revell

Hells Angels associate David Roger Revell lost his bid to stop his deportation to the UK. The former Kelowna resident was convicted in 2008 of conspiracy to traffic cocaine after an RCMP undercover operation targeting the Hells Angels. He was sentenced to five years. In 2013, he pleaded guilty to two assault charges in a domestic violence case.

Revell was born in England and was brought to Canada as a 10-year-old in 1974. He never got Canadian citizenship. His lawyer argued Revell’s Charter rights were being violated.

It was found sending the busted trafficker back to England would not amount to “cruel and unusual” punishment.
Revell has already filed an appeal of the ruling and his date of exit remains unknown.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran

Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran (October 25, 1920 – December 14, 2003) was a labor union official with links to the Bufalino crime family. As a high official in the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Sheeran was a leading figure in the corruption of unions by organized crime. He was a trucker but made extra money on the side by committing crimes, including murder for hire. Sheeran is believed to have been behind 25 gangland slayings.

Sheeran became a close associate of Mafia bosses Russell Bufalino and Angelo Bruno. It was Bufalino, the head of the Bufalino crime family, who acted as Sheeran's mentor throughout his life.

Hoffa at the Teamsters convention in 1957
Bufalino set Sheeran up with the International President Jimmy Hoffa. Hoffa, who became a close friend, used Sheeran for muscle.

Sheeran claimed to have been part of the provisioning of the anti-Fidel Castro forces involved in the Bay of Pigs invasion. The operation was a failed military invasion of Cuba undertaken by the CIA-sponsored paramilitary group Brigade 2506 on 17 April 1961.
Sheeran also claimed to have intimate knowledge about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. According to Sheeran, Jimmy Hoffa wanted Kennedy dead because Kennedy's brother Bobby Kennedy was harassing him.

Shortly before his death, Sheeran claimed to have killed Jimmy Hoffa.
Sheeran died of cancer on December 14, 2003, aged 83.

'The Irishman' a Martin Scorsese mob drama is currently filming in New York. Joe Pesci is starring as Russell Bufalino. He won an Academy award for his portrayal of mobster Tommy DeVito in Goodfellas.

42kg of Carfentanil NOT seized in GTA - False Information

After a multitude of e-mails to the Durham cops over their patently false misinformation we have the following ...

"It was not its pure state. It had been processed into a product that looked almost like candy. Scientific analysis provided us with the value in terms of real dose equivalents."

So there we have it. The cops seized 100mg of carfentanil cut with buff to non-lethal doses amounting to 420,000. (And assuming $ 20 per 'bean' means $ 13m is freaking fantasy). Unknown what is going through some dopey gray material at the Durham Police. Ontario doesn't even have a reporting system for fatal overdoses and we get this TOTAL horsechit from folks that ought to know better.

If they can't get it right they bloody damn well shouldn't say anything at all.
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Police have (NOT) seized 42 kilograms of carfentanil, saying it's (NOT)believed to be the largest ever seizure of the drug in the country. Police also seized 33 guns and other prohibited devices in their search of a home.
Durham regional police seized 53 kilograms of unknown substances from a Pickering, Ontario home on September 20th and Health Canada has confirmed 42 kilograms of that was (CONTAINED) carfentanil. 33-year-old Maisum Ansari of Oshawa was charged with 337 firearm-related offences and possession of carfentanil for the purpose of trafficking.

Carfentanil is 100 times more powerful than fentanyl, meaning a dose of 0.02 mg is enough to kill a human being. That amount is smaller than a grain of salt. Police said the street value was estimated at $13 million (NOT) That number is likely much less than $ 8m.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sam “Red” Levine

Samuel "Red" Levine (December 27, 1902 – April 7, 1972) was an American mobster, described as head of Lucky Luciano's hit squad of Jewish gangsters. He was an observant Jew and refrained from killing on the Sabbath if possible. Levine was a member of Murder Inc, and is credited with being the trigger man in the 1931 murder of Joe "The Boss" Masseria, the old-school mobster who helped found America's Cosa Nostra.
He was one of the hitmen along with Joe Adonis, Albert "Mad Hatter" Anastasia and Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel sent by Meyer Lansky to assassinate the Sicilian Mafia boss Salvatore Maranzano. They managed to enter by posing as government agents. Once inside Maranzano's office on the 9th floor of The Helmsley Building, they disarmed the guards and shot and stabbed Maranzano to death.

Murder Inc. was believed to be responsible for between 400 and 1,000 contract killings, until the group was exposed in the early 1940s by former group member Abe "Kid Twist" Reles. In the trials that followed, many members were convicted and executed, and Abe Reles himself died after suspiciously falling from a window while under police protection.
Levine had a longstanding rivalry with fellow Murder Inc. hitman, Charles "The Bug" Workman. He was irritated that Workman took most of the murder contracts that would have otherwise gone to him. Levine once complained that "any time I've got a contract Charlie is around to do the killing."

There is no mention of him when most of Murder Inc. and their surrounding factions were rounded up and successfully prosecuted. He simply faded away into the background and was not heard from again.

Two Chinese accused of manufacturing 'tons of fentanyl'

Two Chinese men have been charged with manufacturing and selling “tons of fentanyl” and other powerful synthetic drugs, according to the Justice Department. DOJ officials announced the federal indictment of 40-year-old Xiaobang Yan and 38-year-old Jian Zhang—accusing the men of running two separate enterprises that they say led to deaths. Zhang is charged with running “at least four labs” that produced the drugs and sold them via the web.

Yan’s operation was discovered after a 2013 traffic stop in Mississippi that allowed authorities to trace him up the supply chain. Yan is said to have operated at least two chemical plants in China that had the capacity to manufacture tons of fentanyl. He would monitor drug legislation in the US and adapt the chemical composition of his drugs to skirt anti-drug laws
Federal agents identified more than 100 distributors of synthetic opioids that were involved with Yan’s manufacturing and distribution networks. Despite DoJ revelations they won’t likely be able to bring Zhang and Yan to the U.S. as there is no extradition treaty with China. The CDC estimates that over 20,000 Americans were killed by fentanyl and fentanyl analogues in 2016, and that number is rising at an exponential rate.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Major Cocaine Trafficker Perley Edmund Holmes claims discrimination

On the night of January 18, 2007, 50-year-old Perley Edmund Holmes found himself lying in the snow, flanked by a pair of backpacks stuffed with 62 kilograms of cocaine, desperately hiding in the bush from the lights of Washington state border police. Abandoning the drugs, agents later stopped Holmes in a vehicle, while a second man eluded agents and ran back into Canada.
Holmes was business manager of Iron Workers Local 97 in Burnaby at the time, and spent eight years in prison on a trafficking charge following his arrest. The cocaine had an estimated value of over $4.3 million. Holmes was welcomed back to full union membership and dispatched to work, but was denied the chance to get his old job back. He made a human rights complaint alleging he was a victim of discrimination. He is seeking redress, including damages. A paragraph in the union's constitution bans those convicted of certain criminal offences, including “violation of the narcotics laws.” A date for the hearing hasn’t been set.
RCMP found guns at his Bridesville home when they executed a search warrant there.