Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
|Shawn Womacks was caught red-handed as he unpacked what he thought was cocaine from a Martha Stewart box at a Burnaby warehouse in 2012.
The Crown says the 45-year-old career criminal should spend 10 years in jail for his role in the international drug deal involving full-patch Hells Angels David Giles and Bryan Oldham.|
While Womacks wasn’t one of the leaders of the conspiracy, his role was significant. Womacks was convicted of possession for the purpose of trafficking. “The Crown’s submission is that Mr. Womacks played an important role as he was the final actor that brought the highly valued 200 kilograms of cocaine into the hands of the group of accused.”
The sale was the first in a reverse sting sale of a proposed 500 kilograms of cocaine at a price of $14.8 million.
|Womacks, along with Kelowna Hells Angels vice-president David Giles and sergeant at arms Bryan Oldham and HA associate James Howard, were convicted last September in the drug case that the RCMP dubbed E-Predicate. The police received a $4-million down payment from Kevin Van Kalkeren, who received 16 years, then delivered a kilo of real cocaine and 199 kilos of fake product to the Burnaby warehouse.|| |
Womacks' lawyer says his lengthy criminal history is related to decades of substance abuse stemming from a troubled childhood.
Monday, March 20, 2017
|IHIT released footage Friday of the suspect in the March 13th murder of gangster Birinderjeet Bhangu outside a Surrey hotel.|
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017
|Slain hitman Hamad Assaad, 29, bragged about being an 'executioner'. |
Ten underworld figures have been killed in Sydney since 2015.
|Six members and associates of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club in the Hudson Valley have been arrested on drug and racketeering charges. All six are members of the New Roc Hells Angels, which authorities say primarily operates in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties.|
Charges include narcotics trafficking, extortion, money laundering and prostitution. Activities included contraband cigarettes and stolen car parts.
Police say members of the New Roc Hells Angels beat a rival motorcycle gang member over the head with a hammer in a Poughkeepsie restaurant in retaliation for encroaching on their territory.
|Thomas Schmidt of Staten Island; Joseph Kaplan of Valhalla; John "Uncle" Calvacchio of Kent; Jeff Amato of Mamaroneck and Gary Paganelli of Cortlandt Manor were arrested in New York Thursday morning, while California resident Michael Piccione was arrested near Los Angeles.|
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Wednesday, March 15, 2017