Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Multiple Carfentanil Seizures - Weapons Grade

Carfentanil was first detected in street drugs in Vancouver in November and since then it has popped up elsewhere in the province and across the country. A white powder seized during a drug bust in Hinton has tested positive as carfentanil. On March 9th carfentanil was found in Abbotsford for the first time. On March 3th the drug was reported in the Niagara Region and in St. Albert. On March 1st carfentanil was reported in Nelson, B.C.
Seizures of carfentanil have exploded across the United States, with more than 400 cases documented in eight states since July alone. Fuelled by a thriving trade out of China, the chemical is suspected in hundreds of drug overdoses in the U.S. and Canada. Carfentanil can be fatal with a dose of 20 micrograms. That's about a poppy seed.

Independent Soldier Dustin Rogers Shot Dead

The discovery of a body on Silver Star Mountain last week was that of Dustin Rogers, 26. The body of the Independent Soldier was found March 23rd, 2017. The Independent Soldiers are a B.C.-based criminal gang with strong links to the Hells Angels.

The gang is established in Vancouver, as well as having footholds in Kamloops, Kelowna, Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Surrey. It is primarily involved in drug distribution.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Drug House in Tower of Canadians

It was reported in February that two Canadians Tower condos were the main lair of two of the most important drug dealers in Montreal.

About six months after its opening, two apartments in the prestigious skyscrapers were used as a cache for money and drugs. In October 65 kg of cocaine was found inside a parked car in the underground parking lot of the Tower. The vehicle was linked to Fazio Malatesta and Andrea Scoppa.
Investigators observed the two men and their accomplices for three weeks. They moved large bags and suitcases incessantly between the underground parking lot and a condo of the 21st floor rented by Malatesta. Scoppa lived on a unit of the 42nd floor. In addition to cocaine, police seized seven kilos of marijuana, ammunition and $ 70,000 in cash.

There is no indication the developers who built the Tower of Canadians have anything to do with the presence of Mafia bosses in the building. The brother of Andrea Scoppa, Salvatore, received a gun shot in the arm during an attempted murder in Terrebonne, on February 21.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

856 Gang Associate lucky to pull 6 years

Yellowknife man Dayle Hein has been sentenced to six years in prison for repeatedly selling fentanyl and crack cocaine, even after being placed under house arrest for trafficking drugs. Hein was arrested in 2014 and again in 2016, in connection with the drug operation Project Green Manalishi.

Hein pleaded guilty to the charges earlier this year, admitting in court that he was an addict himself and apologizing "for his contributions to the addictions that plague our society."
The 856 Gang has virtually run all the drug business in Yellowknife for the past 5 years. The gang started out with a group of teenagers in Aldergrove, B.C. (near Langley), where the telephone prefix is 856. The gang eventually developed into a much larger entity.

In Yellowknife, the gang was hard to miss, with gun-toting members threatening bar staff and aggressively attempting to take over the local drug trade. In response Project Goblin culminated in late 2013 with the execution of six search warrants. The searches uncovered large quantities of cocaine, cash and firearms; 10 members and associates of the 856 Gang faced charges as a result of that investigation.

Members tattoo 856 on the inside of their lips to indicate rank.
Project Monarch was born in the spring of 2014, bringing charges against 12 individuals for selling drugs on behalf of the 856 Gang. The next week the 856 Gang was back again with a whole new crew. In August 2014, the group was targeted again in Project Gloom. They soon sent another crew to sell cocaine and collect drug debts left behind by the previous gang members.

Things seemed quiet on the 856 Gang front after two more search warrants in July 2015, with 23 more arrests. Project Green Manalishi resulted in one of the largest drug seizures in the territory in a decade.
See ----->http://gangstersoutt.blogspot.ca/2016/10/the-856-gang.html
See ----->http://gangstersoutt.blogspot.ca/2016/10/senior-hells-angels-bob-green-murdered.html

Internal HA rumble in Thailand - Update

Monthonthaksin with Wayne Schneider's brown crocodile skin vest Thaksin "Sin" Monthonthaksin was one of the founders of the outlaw motorcycle club's Pattaya branch a year ago. But now he is worried about the direction it is taking.

He wanted to introduce a new prospective Thai member to the Pattaya branch. As the club's sergeant-at-arms, he thought he had that right, but says the move was blocked by Australian members.

Prospect John Lee, Glen Norris, Dan Stalley, a Thai bikie named Oh, and Michael 'Tab' Robinson.
Expletive-strewn messages were sent, and in an insult considered profoundly offensive in Thai culture, Mr Monthonthaksin sent a photo of his foot, singling out Australian Glen Norris, saying "For you bro". He says three Australians — Glen Norris, Dan Stalley and Matthew "Tab" Robinson— all joined the assault, breaking the code of one-on-one fights only.
Glen Norris
In April last year, the Pattaya charter revved into life, with Thaksin Monthonthaksin and Australian Wayne Schneider among the founding members. Now the club has 14 fully-patched members — five Australians, four Germans, a Canadian and four Thais. The man who helped start the Pattaya charter of the Hells Angels now wants the Australian members deported.

A British tabloid recently claimed Pattaya was the "sex capital" of the world, a "modern day Sodom and Gomorrah" with 27,000 prostitutes. Thailand links the main drug-producing regions of Myanmar and Laos with lucrative markets like Malaysia and Australia. Next month, a second Hells Angels charter is due to open in the northern town of Chiang Mai — better known for its proximity to the opium and methamphetamine-producing Golden Triangle
Taksin Monthontaksin, 39, sergeant at arms, revealed that he was attacked and injured by 4-5 Australian members of 'Hells Angels Pattaya'. The incident took place on March 7, 2017.

Monthontaksin and other Thai members were attacked by the Australians. It is very rare for internal Hells Angels affairs to be aired in the press. Police in Phuket ramped up security measures geared toward international biker members following the gunpoint abduction and murder of Australian Hells Angel Wayne Schneider in Pattaya.
See ----->http://gangstersoutt.blogspot.ca/2016/12/phuket-thailand-hells-angels-paradise.html
See ----->http://gangstersoutt.blogspot.ca/2016/11/bagnato-pleads-not-guilty-in-thai.html

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Shaun Alan Clary remains dumped by Hells Angels' home - Update

It has been almost 5 months since the butchering of Shaun Alan Clary with zero news. Gangland activity has picked up significantly in the Lower Mainland. There were three targeted murders of gang-linked men in the past 3 weeks, as well as a fatal stabbing and at least two other shootings.

Surrey’s latest murder victim, Birinderjeet Justin Bhangu, 29, is a well-known gangster with links to the Red Scorpions and Wolf Pack. An hour later, a 22-year-old man was seriously injured in North Vancouver in another targeted hit. On March 9, Navdip Sanghera, 32, and Harjit Singh Mann, 49, were shot to death in East Vancouver.
Kim Boland is reporting that the butchered remains of Shaun Alan Clary were dumped about 100 metres from the Robertson Crescent driveway of a full-patch member of the Hells Angels’ West Point chapter.

She also confirmed that Clary was a member of the 856 gang and that Hells Angels Nomad Robert Keith Green was shot to death at the 856 gang clubhouse in Langley.

Hells Angels from across Canada have been arriving for Bob Green's memorial service at Vancouver’s Fraserview Hall on Saturday. Police say they will be monitoring the event.
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The victim of a “barbaric” murder and mutilation in Langley is 27-year-old Shaun Alan Clary.

See ----->http://gangstersoutt.blogspot.ca/2017/03/face-of-killer.html
See ----->http://gangstersoutt.blogspot.ca/2017/03/targeted-gang-execution-kills-two.html

Friday, March 24, 2017

Lawyer accused of conspiring to import a tonne of cocaine

Nova Scotia lawyer Raymond Joseph Yvon Lachapelle is facing multiple charges after an 18-month international drug trafficking investigation by the RCMP serious and organized crime unit that began in Cape Breton, but stretched across the country. The 53-year-old lawyer was arrested a day after RCMP executed search warrants on four residences across Nova Scotia on February 23. Police seized more than 25 firearms, ammunition, three prohibited weapons, a stolen vehicle along with a large amount of hashish, and cash.
Police say they disrupted 'an entire drug trafficking ring' with Colombian cocaine destined for Nova Scotia and across Canada.

This is not the first time Lachapelle has been under investigation by the law society. He was found to have committed misconduct in 1999 after he misappropriated $71,000 from the estate of his late great aunt to pay for his cocaine addiction. Lachapelle wasn’t disbarred, instead he received a two-month licence suspension.

$1 million bail for North Carolina Hells Angel

Aaron Christopher Stephens, 42, is charged with second-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and possession of a firearm by a felon in the shooting death of 39-year-old Terry Dale Greenwood, and stabbing of 35-year-old Anthony Paul Lanza.

An autopsy revealed Greenwood had been shot in the face and stabbed eight times. Investigators discovered blood in both Stephens' vehicle and home, along with other evidence that links him to the murder. When interviewed Stephens denied being involved. Several weapons, including a handgun and several knives, were found at the scene.
In New York cops busted a Hells Angel after finding a handgun, cocaine and $3,000 cash in his car during a traffic stop in the West Village.

Police pulled over Michael Avalone, 37, of Ossining, N.Y., after they spotted him driving recklessly in a 2008 Cadillac. Authorities charged Avalone with criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a forged instrument, criminal possession of a controlled substance and reckless driving. According to police, Avalone is also under investigation by the FBI for his affiliation with the Hells Angels.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

No Fun in the Sun for HA Bernard Plourde

53-year-old Plourde appeared in court in order to obtain permission to spend some time in Quebec Hells Angels La La Land the Dominican Republic.

The biker has court ordered conditions and cannot leave the province. He had already booked a sun drenched weeklong trip for Puerto Plata. The court's decision was based on the criminal record of Plourde, who was sentenced to 66 months in prison in 2003 in the Satchi operation and made 12 years and 4 months in operation SharQc. He had also been on the run for nine months in 2009-2010.
See ----->http://gangstersoutt.blogspot.ca/2016/12/los-barracos-dominican-republic.html

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Prosecutors drop Montreal Mafia cases in Project Clemenza

Crown lawyers have walked away from charges against 35 associates of the Montreal Mafia. The development is a setback for a large prosecution, but it allows federal authorities to avoid questions about police surveillance gear.

Criminal defence lawyers raised a litany of questions about how the RCMP got inside their client's smartphones. The suspects had been trying to escape scrutiny by using multiple BlackBerrys not in their own names to send each other encoded messages. The Crown resisted disclosing the methods.
The Quebec Superior Court rejected the Crown’s claim that police were not legally required to reveal the techniques. That led to the first ever public disclosures that Canadian police were using machines called IMSI catchers that imitate cellphone towers and can trick smartphones in a targeted area into giving up information that identifies the devices.
Police obtained a judicially authorized “assistance order” in 2011 that required BlackBerry Ltd to enter into a kind of a partnership with the RCMP. Copies of messages the suspects had sent via their phones believing they were secure were relayed to authorities as they transited the company’s corporate servers. Police unscrambled the messages with a global decryption key.

See ----->http://gangstersoutt.blogspot.ca/2017/01/stingray-cellphone-spying.html
See ----->http://gangstersoutt.blogspot.ca/2016/06/intercepted-blackberry-messages-sunk.html

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cocaine shipped to Canada in pineapple concentrate

The opening day of a cocaine trafficking trial heard that $6 million worth was being smuggled in pineapple juice bottles shipped to Costa's Wine Country in Hamilton in December 2015.

Costa's Wine owners Jose (Joe) and Erika Costa, and Reilly's 2000 Wholesale Foods owner Tullio Dintino are on trial on charges of trafficking in cocaine, importing it from Costa Rica, and conspiring to traffic and import cocaine.
On December 18th, 2015 Canadian Borders Services Agency officers in Halifax tested some bottles or jugs in a shipping container from Costa Rica for possible cocaine. The container had 1,128 boxes each containing four 3.78 litre-jugs of pineapple juice and pulp.

When the results came back positive, a full inspection ensued, leading the RCMP to estimate 1,440 bottles contained cocaine — 129 were actually tested — and the whole shipment contained 100 kilograms of cocaine.

HA associate Shawn 'Football' Womacks should get 10 years for Cocaine Conspiracy

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.