Saturday, April 29, 2017

Independent Soldier gangster Donnie Lyons back behind bars - Again

Career gangster Donald Bryce Lyons, 45, a longtime member of the Independent Soldiers gang, is behind bars after allegedly carrying a firearm contrary to court order. He was arrested in Revelstoke on April 14th. Lyons was the subject of a drug investigation in Vernon when he was arrested on the gun charge.

Lyons’s arrest comes three weeks after IS Dustin Rogers was found murdered in Vernon. Lyons has a very long history with police. He had his parole revoked in November 2014 just months after being granted statutory release on drug trafficking and firearms convictions in both Manitoba and B.C.
In July 2013, he was accused of assaulting a girlfriend and picked up for violating his parole. He was charged with assault and later pleaded guilty to uttering a death threats. Parole documents from 2014 suggest he was observed by police on the way to a grow rip.
IS Donny Lyons, Hells Angel Larry Amero and Sukhvir Deo, gunned down in Toronto

Hells Angel Slaying Star Witness Recants Testimony

Gary “Jabbers” Rudnick
The prosecution’s star witness in the murder of Jeffrey Pettigrew, president of the Hells Angels San Jose chapter at the Nugget Casino in Sparks, Nevada now claims his testimony was a fabrication. Gary “Jabbers” Rudnick, a former Vagos biker gang member, now claims he lied about a conspiracy to kill Pettigrew in 2011.

 A mass brawl broke out on the casino floor between rival Hells Angels and Vagos biker gangs. Pettigrew was shot dead in the melee, two Vagos members were wounded. Hours later, a member of the Vagos gang was shot dead. Vagos gang member Ernesto Gonzalez was convicted in the death. Gonzalez was caught a week later, when he told police his arrest came as a relief, because he believed the Hells Angels wanted to kill him.
Gonzalez was convicted of the Nugget murder in 2013 largely on the basis of Rudnick’s testimony, and sentenced to life in prison.

Rudnick says there was no assassination plot. Instead, Rudnick insisted he lied in order to obtain a plea deal that would give him a reduced sentence and a place on the federal witness protection program. He was accused of starting the fight in the casino that led to the killing, and served two years for conspiracy to commit murder. Rudnick is now a free man.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Score of High Profile Gangster Trials

The trial for three men charged with the first degree, 2011 murder of Red Scorpion gangster Jonathan Bacon will start May 15th. Jujhar Singh Khun-Khun, Michael Jones and Jason McBride are also charged with the attempted murder of Hells Angel Larry Amero and Independent Soldier James Riach and two women who were all in the Porsche Cayenne when it was sprayed by gunfire.
Well recognized Hells Angel Larry Amero is set to go to trial in July. He was arrested as part of Project Loquace, a lengthy investigation into an international drug ring importing up to 75 kilograms of cocaine per week through links to Mexican and South American cartels.

Rabih Alkhalil is also charged and will go to trial in January. He is currently on trial in Ontario for the targeted murder of Johnnie Raposo in Toronto’s Little Italy in June 2012. Alkhalil is also charged in the Vancouver murder of rival Sandip Duhre.

The Cory Vallee murder trial continues. He is accused of first degree murder of Kevin LeClair who was shot to death in 2009. An ex-United Nations gangster paid $300,000 to testify has been on the stand for 9 days so far.
Accused Surrey Six killer Jamie Bacon was arrested at his home on April 4th, 2009. His murder trial has been delayed until March 2018, more than a decade after the Surrey Six murders he is alleged to have plotted. A defence motion to stay the charges against the notorious gangster due to the lengthy delay has been launched. Bacon is alleged to have ordered the hit on rival drug trafficker Corey Lal that went out of control on Oct. 19, 2007 and resulted in the murder of Lal, his brother Michael, associates Ryan Bartolomeo and Eddie Narong, and bystanders Chris Mohan and Ed Schellenberg.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

2 border services officers arrested in RCMP drug probe

Two Canada Border Service Agency officers are facing charges for allegedly helping to import cocaine through Pearson airport. The two officers, who were stationed at Pearson, are accused of facilitating the importation of 30 kilograms of cocaine to Toronto from Colombia and Jamaica.
Patrick Ruddy, 37, of Toronto, and Brano Andrews, 41, of Barrie, face charges of breach of trust by a public officer, conspiracy of importing illegal substances and importing illegal substances. Three others were charged. Roberto Leyva, 32, of Niagara Falls, and Keith Hamid, 41, of Brampton, face charges for importing illegal substances. Rennie Escoffery, 57, also of Brampton, faces charges for conspiracy of importing illegal substances.
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Carfentanil sweeping across North America - Update now UK

Two deadly drugs behind an epidemic of fatalities in the US are now spreading onto British streets, the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned. Police believe a spate of deaths in the north of England has been caused by heroin laced with fentanyl and carfentanil. Public Health England has issued a drugs alert in a sign of how concerned police and medical authorities are becoming.

 Four people died in the Barnsley area of South Yorkshire, on April 14 and two men died the day after in Leeds and Normanton in West Yorkshire. Since these six deaths, there have been similar fatalities recorded by Humberside and Cleveland Police.
On Tuesday, public health officials confirmed the first cases of overdose deaths from carfentanil in New Hampshire.
Maryland officials said that three people have died of overdoses of the synthetic drug carfentanil. One day after announcing Wisconsin's first death attributed to carfentanil the county's medical examiner said the drug is to blame for two more deaths in Milwaukee. In Illinois carfentanil has killed two in Sangamon County in the past two weeks. Carfentanil was found near the scene of a pair of fatal drug overdoses in Colorado. In Minnesota authorities said that carfentanil is to blame for five recent overdose deaths. In South Carolina another two deaths have recently been confirmed.
Throughout the U.S., carfentanil is being found in cocaine, counterfeit pills, methamphetamine, heroin and other drugs. It can also be found in liquid form.

The situation is the same in Canada. Carfentanil was seized during a drug bust in Hinton. Inmates have been overdosing at Drumheller Institution from carfentanil. Carfentanil has been detected in Port Alberni and the Alberni Valley. It has appeared in drugs seized north of Toronto in Richmond Hill.
Last September, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency issued a warning to law enforcement about carfentanil. Those warnings are proving frighteningly accurate.

Carfentanil is 100 times deadlier than fentanyl, which is 50 times deadlier than heroin.

After 26 years, last 'cocaine cowboy' in Miami court

The last of Miami's infamous 'Cocaine Cowboys' Gustavo Falcon, 55 is planning to plead not guilty to drug charges when he goes on trial next month after almost three decades on the run.

Falcon was arrested earlier this month near Orlando, where he had been living under an assumed name with his wife.
Falcon vanished in 1991 when he, his older brother Augusto 'Willie' Falcon, Salvador 'Sal' Magluta and seven others were charged in a major federal grand jury indictment. Magluta and Augusto Falcon operated one of the most significant cocaine trafficking organizations in South Florida history. The gang smuggled at least 75 tons of cocaine into the US and made some $2 billion in the 1980s 'Miami Vice' era.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

83 kg of Cocaine cutting agent Phenacetin seized in Calgary

Calgary police seized 83 kg of phenacetin — a pain-relieving compound that was pulled from drug store shelves in the 1970s and is now used for cutting cocaine.

Phenacetin has a numbing effect similar to cocaine but is far cheaper, so it's common for drug dealers to mix the two to boost their profits.
32-year-old Mohamed Sirage Omar and 31-year-old Yasmin Ibrahim Mohammed face several drug and firearms-related charges. The phenacetin is estimated to be worth about $83,000.

Phenacetin was once used as a pain reliever but was discontinued as both a prescription and non-prescription drug in 1973 over concerns it led to kidney damage and cancer. The government classifies phenacetin as an industrial chemical. One of it's very few legitimate uses is in hair dye products.
Police say multiple organizations in Calgary and other cities across Canada were receiving similar drugs distributed from the two men who were charged.

The investigation was sparked after the Canadian Border Services Agency seized three 25kg barrels of phenacetin last year, all destined for Calgary.

Darksiders MC cries Foul

A member of the Darksiders North Shore Motorcycle Club in Bathurst is firing back in response to Mayor Paolo Fongemie's calls Monday for the provincial government to introduce legislation banning biker clubs that are associated with criminal activity. Dominic Doucet accused the mayor of "slander" and "fearmongering."

Doucet did not directly address the issue of whether the Darksiders have any connection with the Hells Angels, and he declined an interview.
"This is yet another blatant attempt by a public official to spread needless fear among his constituents and all New Brunswickers," said Stephen Wallace, on behalf of the The Atlantic Confederation of Clubs and Independents.

The Darksiders are a very well recognized puppet club of the Hells Angels.
Fongemie stood by his comments. "Are we against people who ride bikes? No. Are we against people who wear bikers' clothing? No. Do we want to ban people who ride bikes in our city that are part of recreational or social clubs? No."

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Mother shares picture of dying son after fentanyl overdose

Sherri Kent of Calgary said her 22-year-old son Michael had taken a fatal dose of fentanyl and warned of an opioid “epidemic” sweeping Canada.

"I just want everyone to know that my son Michael overdosed on fentanyl . My son was not an addict he made a mistake that cost him his life. I just want to make everyone aware of the epidemic that's goin on right now that's killing 5-7 people a day in every city in Canada. It's out of control and there is no way to protect our children from this other than to warn them of the dangers of drug use today. I've lost my son to this horrible tragedy and want to make parents aware that it can happen to anyone who decides to touch anything that can be snorted up your nose. Fentanol is the number #1 killer in Canada and it's taking our children and loved ones. Please share this with your family and friends to help prevent another tragedy"

Five people were helped by organs donated after Michael Kent died on March 21, a week after his overdose.

Montreal's towing industry dominated by organized crime - Updated

Montreal's towing industry has been infiltrated by organized crime groups that use violence and intimidation to secure profits, according to a report released by the city's inspector general.

Last year, Montreal police arrested 13 people as part of a crackdown on an illegal Mafia towing operation
Many tow-truck owners told the inspector general that they are being extorted, be it the Hells Angels, the Mafia or street gangs. The owner of one company said he had to pay between $500 and $700 per week in protection money to a member of the Hells Angels if he wanted to continue operating.

Failure to pay, the report reads, could result in threats or acts of intimidation. There appears to be little desire on the part of organized-crime members to disguise their affiliations.
The report also details how the owners of some towing companies have managed to skirt measures designed to keep them from receiving public contracts.

A handful of owners, some connected to crime groups, have been subjected to a five-year ban from bidding on city contracts, for having participated in price collusion schemes. They have been able to get around the ban by using their spouse's name or by setting up shell companies. The owner of several towing firms is a known founder of a biker club linked to the Hells Angels and is now in jail on drug and weapons charges.
The situation emerged after a period in the late 1990s and early 2000s known as the “towing war,” which featured torched trucks and roughed-up drivers in a fight to control territory. In the wake of the hostilities, firms carved up territory in Montreal. Consumers end up paying the cost: In one case, a vehicle owner was charged $488 to be towed less than five kilometres, a haul that should have cost about $105.
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