Friday, June 30, 2017

Blotter carfentanil being sold on Winnipeg streets as 'Drop Dead'


In September, police raided a hotel room and found 1,477 carfentanil blotter tabs.
Blotter carfentanil — pieces of paper infused with the synthetic opioid — is being sold on the street as "drop dead" Winnipeg Police say.

Winnipeg appears to be unique among Canadian cities in that there appears to be a market for carfentanil.

129 dead of overdose in B.C. in May

The BC Coroners Service has released statistics showing 129 people died in May, down slightly from 136 in April. A total of 619 people have died in the first 5 months of 2017.

In 2016, the number of deaths in which fentanyl was detected was about 60 per cent. For the first four months of this year, that rose to 72 per cent. No deaths were reported from supervised consumption sites.

6.5kg Carfentanil-laced heroin smuggled in children's backpack

CBSA in Montreal intercepted a package from India bound for Halifax of what they believed was heroin. Police say the drugs were hidden inside children's backpacks, lunch bags and spools of fabric. The package was then allowed to continue to its destination in Halifax. Further investigation revealed a second package was on the way. It arrived on June 26. An estimated 6.5 kilograms of heroin was seized in total. Police believe the drugs were ultimately destined for distribution in Toronto.
RCMP used ion scanners, similar to the ones used to screen for dangerous substances in airports, to test for other drugs. They found trace amounts of the elephant tranquillizer carfentanil and the opioid methylfentanyl on the packages. Two have been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking heroin, carfentanil and methylfentanyl. They've also been charged with importation of a controlled substance and false representation of a Canadian aviation document.

This is the second seizure of a street drug containing carfentanil in Nova Scotia this month.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Wolf Pack ‘drug runner’ to be sentenced in Kamloops

Gang-affiliated 22-year-old Christopher Pace, who moved to Kamloops to sell drugs with members of the Wolf Pack criminal organization pleaded guilty to drug and property charges. Pace, who has no criminal record, was described as a mid-level dealer in the organization by prosecutors who urged a jail sentence of 18 to 24 months.

Defence lawyers called Pace “a runner” — a low-level street dealer — who was effectively a naive, young employee of the Wolf Pack. He suggested Hyslop impose a sentence of time served. Pace learns his fate July 8.
The Wolf Pack — a coalition of gangsters from the Hells Angels, Independent Soldiers and Red Scorpions — set up the drug-trafficking enterprise.

Pace’s arrest was part of a crackdown by Kamloops Mounties aimed at dismantling the local chapter of the Wolf Pack. Police said last year they conducted seven Wolf Pack-related raids in the first half of 2016.

The Texas Mexican Mafia: Mexikanemi

The Mexican Mafia, or “La Eme” is a U.S.-based gang made up primarily of Mexican-American street gang members. The Texas Mexican Mafia was formed by Heriberto “Herb” Huerta in 1984 at the Huntsville prison in Texas. The original purpose of the Mexikanemi was to bring Mexican nationals and Mexican Americans together in an attempt to defend against other predatory prison gangs like the Texas Syndicate. The Mexikanemi quickly grew into a formidable force within the Texas prison system, expanding exponentially. As members were released, the group focused on drug trafficking, extortion, murder, and robbery.

The Mexikanemi soon spread to numerous other cities across Texas, including Houston, Odessa, Dallas, El Paso, Midland, and elsewhere.
By the early 2000s, the Mexikanemi had become a powerful criminal force in Texas allied with numerous Mexican drug cartels. The group’s first major transnational alliances were established with the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas, providing access to large quantities of narcotics.

Soon the Mexikanemi expanded involvement into all aspects of the drug trade, including trafficking, wholesale supply, and retail sale.
The Mexikanemi possesses a paramilitary structure that includes a president, vice president, generals, captains, lieutenants, sergeants, and soldiers.

 Heriberto Huerta remains president of the gang and continues to run the organization from his prison cell in the supermax federal penitentiary in Florence, Colorado. Benito Alonzo is the gang’s vice-president, and Robert Carreno is the leader of the group’s outside criminal activities. Huerta and Alonzo are estimated to have close to 5,000 Mexikanemi members under their control throughout Texas and parts of northern Mexico.

Benito Alonzo, vice-president for life
The Texas Mexican Mafia is highly active in Texas. Additional income is generated through the taxation of local, street-level drug dealers. Dealers who refuse to pay this 10% tax or “dime” are subject to home invasions, also known as “door kicks.”

Mexikanemi members are known for their brutality, killing anyone who attempts to obstruct or limit the group’s profits. The Mexikanemi are recognized as the most powerful and influential gang operating in south Texas.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Claudia Ochoa Felix - the Mexican Kim Kardashian

Claudia Ochoa Felix has the millionaire life and army of bodyguards. The armed security of the Mexican beauty are not to protect her from over-zealous fans... but from assassins.

After Los Ántrax boss Jose Rodrigo Arechiga Gamboa – known as El Chino – was arrested, his girlfriend is said to have been installed as the new chief. Her portrayal of a life of narcissism undercut her emphatic denial that she is La Emperatriz de Los Ántrax - the Empress of Los Ántrax, responsible for hundreds of bloody murders as the deadly Sinaloa drug cartel’s elite contract killer squad.
A bloody war between drug gangs, raging in Mexico since 2006, has claimed over 100,000 lives. Anyone who threatens to stand in Sinaloa’s way is killed, with El Chino accused of being personally responsible for many murders, including the killings of the three hung from a bridge in 2011. That execution was seen as revenge after a Sinaloa leader was murdered by the rival Beltran Leyva cartel.

Countless victims have been executed by the gang’s trademark chainsaw beheading. Despite a recent assassination bid, Felix refuses to quit her champagne lifestyle and is often seen in the clubs of Mazatlan, Culiacan and Guadalajara. But now she is always surrounded by armed men.

Carfentanil discovered In Houston


80 milligram bag of carfentanil - 4,000 lethal doses
Authorities in Houston are issuing an urgent warning after finding carfentanil, a drug so powerful that mere skin contact can lead to lethal exposure.

In early June, the Houston Police Department brought 80 milligrams of a substance presumed to be meth. Tests revealed it was actually carfentanil.
Police say people that are counterfeiting illegal drugs – heroin, illicitly produced Xanax and Vicodin – are using fentanyl analogues as a substitute for other opiates because it’s cheap, highly potent and they can put make a lot of money.

Employees of Montreal towing company Accès Remorquage arrested

Police targeted a towing company last week in three early morning raids in Laval, Saint-Jérôme and Montreal, arresting 12 people. In total, police had 13 arrest warrants for employees of Accès Remorquage. Seven tow trucks belonging to the company, which operates primarily in Montreal's north end, were also seized.
Those arrested included the owners, managers and several employees. Six of the 12 arrested were detained.
Police say they face charges including theft, fraud, extortion, conspiracy and armed assault. The company used to be known as Remorquage A9.

Some companies under contract with the city have ties to one of the main organized crime networks, be it the Hells Angels, the Mafia or street gangs.
See ----->http://gangstersoutt.blogspot.ca/2017/04/montreals-towing-industry-dominated-by.html
See ----->http://gangstersoutt.blogspot.ca/2016/06/montreal-towing-company-stole-cars.html

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Hells Angels back in Nova Scotia

The Hells Angels are back in Nova Scotia and police are expecting to see fully patched members across the province. The Hells Angels Halifax chapter was formed in 1984.

In 2001, police raided the Hells Angels clubhouse on Dutch Village Road in Halifax. 20 people were arrested and the clubhouse was ultimately seized – leading to the chapter folding. A Hells Angels hang-around club was formed last year along Highway 7 in Musquodobit Harbour, N.S.
David ‘Hammer’ Macdonald is being held responsible for bringing the Hells Angels back to Nova Scotia. Police say the London biker helped about 15 members of the Gatekeepers, a puppet club, move a key step closer to becoming full patch Hells Angels by awarding them hang-around status in June, 2016. The next step is becoming a prospect. Macdonald has established a lengthy resume in creating outlaw biker clubs. For years, he was president of the Outlaws in London, bitter rivals to the Hells Angels.

When the Hells Angels moved into Ontario, Macdonald left his position as president of the London Outlaws and patched over to the rival club in 2001. 12 of the hang-around Hells Angels travelled to London last May to “kiss the hands of his new masters,” and returned with black vests carrying a red and white patch that reads London.

Former Quebec customs officer pulls 11 years for cocaine smuggling

Former Quebec customs officer Stefanie McClelland has been sentenced to serve 11 years in prison for her part in a cocaine smuggling incident at the Lacolle border crossing three years ago. The 40-year-old was found guilty by a jury in May of illegal drug smuggling and breach of trust for letting 182 kilograms of cocaine through the border checkpoint in 2014.
In December 2014, the RCMP also arrested Gregory Singh, a 28-year-old man from Kirkland, and Ariane Desgroseilliers-Lafrance, a 24-year-old woman from Montreal. The three arrests came after authorities uncovered a preconceived plot to smuggle the cocaine across the border. Among the evidence against McClelland was a text message between her and the leader, informing him that she was posted at a designated NEXUS customs booth.
Seven minutes after she sent the text, a BMW pulled up and was let through after 36 seconds and no passport check.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Montreal man smuggled guns through library straddling Canada-U.S. border

A Montreal man was brought to the U.S. to face charges he smuggled handguns into Canada, including some that were hidden in the bathroom of a public library that straddles the nations' border. Alexis Vlachos, 40, was taken into custody in Canada and then arrested by U.S. authorities on May 31 at the Canadian border. Between July 2010 and April 2011, Vlachos smuggled about 100 handguns that had been purchased from licensed dealers in Florida into Canada via Vermont
In one instance, Vlachos retrieved handguns that had been left for him in the Haskell Library, which straddles the border in Derby Line, Vt., and Stanstead, Que. The entrance to the library is in Vermont and Canadians can visit the library without going through a port of entry. He pleaded not guilty earlier this month in federal court in Vermont, and he was being held pending trial.

If convicted, Vlachos faces up to 20 years in prison.

Charges dropped against trio accused in $4.5M cocaine trafficking case

Three men accused of trafficking 45kg of cocaine have been let off because it took too long to get to trial, a Calgary judge has ruled. Christopher Scher, Michael Janecek and Steven Doporto were arrested in January 2014 and faced charges of conspiracy to import cocaine, conspiracy to traffic cocaine, trafficking cocaine and possession for the purpose of trafficking.
The Supreme Court's "Cody" decision released last Friday, doubled-down on the principles of its Jordan ruling last year, upholding an accused drug dealer's bid to have his case thrown out because he had to wait five years for a five-day trial. On Thursday the judge agreed with defence lawyers, and said he'd been given a "clear roadmap" by the Supreme Court.

At the time of their arrest, ALERT claimed Scher, Janecek and Doporto were the heads of a drug-trafficking operation. "The trio was believed to be major cocaine distributors in Southern Alberta and routinely used couriers to import cocaine from the southern United States," said ALERT in its January 2014 release.

Jamaica Cocaine Mule - 'trying a t'ing'

The St Mary Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier who was caught trying to smuggle six pounds of cocaine into Canada claimed he was going through a phase and was 'trying something different'. 32-year-old Lance Corporal Sedona Maxwell was busted after the cocaine was found in three souvenir cups and a false compartment inside his suitcase at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston. Maxwell was refused bail.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

CBSA finds 370kg of Cocaine in Port of Montreal


The drugs were found inside steel and aluminium cylindrical rolls, in a container arriving from Mexico.
The Canadian Border Services Agency confirmed Friday that they have intercepted 370kg of cocaine in the Port of Montreal. The seizure could be one of the largest cocaine busts in the port’s history.
On Monday, in the Bahía Blanca port city of Buenos Aires province, Argentinian officials found two metric tonnes of the drug in eight similar coils, the second-largest cocaine seizure in the country’s history, worth an estimated $60 million.

Police believe the drug shipment originated from the Michoacán region in Mexico.