Monday, July 30, 2018

Outlaws boss Ryan Daigneault walks on Hells Angels murder plot

The Crown withdrew the charge against Ryan Mark Daigneault, 42 for counselling to commit murder. Related firearm charges against co-accused Daniel Tranquair, 31, also were withdrawn.

The release of Daigneault won't help quell increased tensions between the Outlaws and Hells Angels. Cops warn the Hells Angels will need to push for retribution. The Hells Angels arranged an assault on Daigneault while he was in custody at Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre.
Outlaws MC London chapter's clubhouse at 1103 Brydges St.
London Outlaws opened a new clubhouse and started a puppet club called the Filthy 15 last year. Just two weeks ago, Outlaws turned up at the Friday the 13th ride in Port Dover for the first time in years.

The OPP’s biker enforcement unit announced it was investigating two incidents involving threats and intimidation between Hells Angels and Outlaws members.
See ----->Hells Angels and Outlaws MC in conflict in New Brunswick

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Sex, Strippers, Stock options: perks from fentanyl maker Insys Therapeutics

Expensive dinners, a trip to a gun range, a paid vacation with strip club outings and stock options. Those were the perks provided to a Palm Beach County doctor from Insys Therapeutics for prescribing fentanyl, a recently unsealed whistleblower lawsuit claims.

The lawsuit against Insys Therapeutics alleges they hired a dental hygienist for the sole purpose of providing sexual favors to unidentified male doctors so they would prescribe its fentanyl spray, Subsys. The Insys manager who put the strategy into action was Alec Burlakoff, vice president for sales at Insys. Today, Burlakoff, along with Insys’ founder, CEO and other top executives, face federal racketeering and fraud charges.
The lawsuit shows how the pay-for-scripts fentanyl strategy took root. The litigation was kept under wraps for five years until the U.S. Justice Department joined the cause in May.

The lawsuit focuses mainly on two Palm Beach County doctors: Dr. Bart Gatz and Lisa Banchik of Boca Raton. They received $229,000 and $72,000, respectively, in 2½ years through a speaker event program Insys used to illegally bribe physicians to prescribe Subsys. Gatz was one of the top prescribers of Subsys in the US from August 2013 through 2015 and No. 7 on the money list for speakers fees. He denies doing anything wrong.
Insys CEO John KapoorInsys’ business plan worked wonders for the bottom line: $650m in revenues over a three-year period. It was also a deadly business. The company reported at least 908 deaths over five years in which its product Subsys was the primary suspected cause.

Federal prosecutors in a court filing yesterday said they plan to seek a revised indictment against Insys (INSY.O) founder John Kapoor and six former executives and managers that will “streamline” the case.
The 7 currently face charges including racketeering conspiracy, mail fraud conspiracy and wire fraud conspiracy.
See ----->US Feds bust drug dealer John N. Kapoor

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Hells Angels and Outlaws MC in conflict in New Brunswick

There have been at least six violent clashes over the last year and a half between the Hells Angels and the Outlaws MC, according to police biker experts. The HA have a chapter of Nomads in New Brunswick made up of several high-ranking members transplanted to the province. On Canada Day, they also opened up new Moncton and Halifax chapters of the Red Devils.

RCMP characterized the Red Devils as the top "friend club" for the Hells Angels. While members of support clubs attend HA events and wear official clothing, friend clubs do the bidding of the parent club.
The Outlaws operate in New Brunswick through the Black Pistons, a support club with a chapter in Fredericton. Hells Angels and Outlaws in the same geographic territory is a recipe for conflict because they are in the same business.

There were four violent incidents in the Fredericton area, along with one clash in the eastern region of the province and one in Nova Scotia.

Fentanyl, Cocaine, Guns seized in Edmonton

Four people from Edmonton face more than 50 charges after police executed search warrants at three homes and three vehicles. Two of those vehicles contained hidden compartments stuffed with drugs
3,000 fentanyl pills with a street value nearing $120k along with 1.4 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated $144k and meth with a wholesale value between $85k and $192k was seized. 11 kg of cocaine cutting agent phenacetin was also seized. Victor Tu, 30, Roseanne Rivera, 30, Minh Trung Tran, 39, and Stacy Liew, 32, are facing a multitude of charges.

Monday, July 23, 2018

$1.8m cash, 130kg cocaine and weapons found in bunker near Texas border

An anonymous call led Tamaulipas police to obtain a search warrant and raid a home being used as a stash house by the Gulf Cartel.

Police discovered a hidden door behind two washing machines that could only be opened through an electronic control which activated the false floor.
The faction of the Gulf Cartel which operates in Matamoros is fighting with another in the border city of Reynosa over territorial control. The fighting has led to more than 500 murders in Reynosa alone.

Top Russian Investigator jailed in Mafia Bribery case

Alexander Lamonov, a top crime-fighting official in Moscow has been sentenced to five years in jail for accepting a bribe from one of Russia’s most notorious mafia bosses in a case that has brought down several senior investigators. The deputy head of security at Moscow’s branch of the Investigative Committee was arrested alongside three of his superiors implicated in corruption in 2016.

His boss was sentenced to 13 years this spring for receiving a $500,000 bribe from a crime lord. Lamonov was sentenced to five years in a maximum-security prison and ordered to pay a fine of $500,000.
Alexander Bastrykin
Crime boss Shakro MolodoiAlexander Bastrykin, the head of the powerful Investigative Committee and one of Russia’s top law enforcement officers, will step down from his post soon after parliamentary elections. In 2007, President Vladimir Putin established the Investigative Committee of the Prosecutor General's Office, de facto independent from the Prosecutor General's Office, and Bastrykin became its first chairman.

The branch’s head of security, Mikhail Maksimenko, was also arrested on corruption charges. Bastrykin condemned the arrested officials as “betrayers.”

HA Puppet clubs show their colors in Nanaimo

An invitation only 20th anniversary party in Nanaimo has brought together puppets with their masters. Latest farm team of the Hells Angels in the Lower Mainland are the Los Diablos MC, who are currently using a Starbucks in the tri-cities as its clubhouse.

They join the Jesters MC, the Shadow Club MC out of Surrey, the Throttle Lockers from 100 Mile House and the Horsemen Brotherhood.
Puppets pulled their masks up higher to avoid lenses as they entered the weekend party.
Police biker experts have seen select puppet club members 'patch over' to become Hells Angels in recent years. The average age of HA members in B.C. is almost 50, meaning new blood is essential.
Every puppet club member aspires to be a Hells Angels and will do whatever it takes to get noticed. For the Devil’s Army and Langford Savages it means helping with party preparations and driving shuttle buses. The Army MC based in Campbell River was manning the barbecue.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Hells Angels death threats against hockey legend Guy Lapointe

Quebec police say they are investigating after hockey legend Guy Lapointe was threatened by Quebec Hells Angels.

Reports say the Hells Angels motorcycle gang threatened the lives of Insp. Guy Lapointe of the Sûreté du Québec, a provincial police spokesperson on outlaw bikers, and his father, Guy Lapointe Sr., 70, earlier this week.

The death threats came in the form of a letter, signed “81”
Insp. Lapointe in April told a news conference that police had “dismantled three of the biggest drug trafficking networks in Quebec,” referring to the Hells Angels’ Montreal, South and Trois-Rivières chapters.The junior Lapointe has a high profile in the Quebec media as a spokesman on bikers. He commented often in the media in April during a massive police operation against the bikers called Operation Objection, when police arrested 58 people across Quebec. One was a police officer who is alleged to have acted as a drug courier.
The Hells Angels are holding a “National Run” on the August 11 weekend in Saint-Hyacinthe, east of Montreal. Some 750 bikers connected to the Hells Angels from across Canada are expected, including some 450 full patch members and 300 members of affiliated puppet clubs.
See ----->Cop arrested in raids targeting Hells Angels in Quebec

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Orange County Bust; 83kg heroin,meth,fentanyl

Orange County and other law-enforcement agencies including the FBI made a $1.6m haul of 40kg (88 pounds) of heroin, 31kg (68 pounds) of methamphetamine, 11.8kg (26 pounds) of fentanyl and about 2 pounds of cocaine.

Five handguns and several rifles were also seized. Three traffickers were arrested.

The four-month investigation began in Orange County but spread as authorities found drugs in cars and homes in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. The drugs were thought to be distributed among the three Southern California counties.

Saigon's drug lord Phan Huu Hieu

The capture of Phan Huu Hieu, the kingpin behind the large-scale transnational trafficking of heroin from Laos into Vietnam was the culmination of a trap that was many months in the making.

Hieu, nicknamed “Mouse” and six others were arrested during a raid that seized 59 kilograms of heroin.
Hundreds of thousands in cash, high-end cars, foreign currency and 15 houses and other properties were seized. The poor country kid became a major figure in the underworld, but his extravagant lifestyle did not go unnoticed. Police watched Hieu for a long time, but he took each action with extreme care. Hieu was a superstitious man, offering prayers and incense in pagodas before an operation began.
Before the final crackdown, police had to “live in dangerous conditions” for months to study the modus operandi of Hieu’s drug ring, and follow the drug lord as he made frequent flights back to Nghe An, his hometown.

In the first five months this year, Vietnamese police have confiscated approximately 880 kilograms of heroin, double compared to the same period last year.

Friday, July 20, 2018

2 tonnes of Cocaine seized from yacht off coast of Cornwall

The load, reported to weigh around two tonnes and be worth more than £200m, is the second largest cocaine seizure in the UK. It follows an investigation by the National Crime Agency with assistance from the UK Border Force and Dutch, Portuguese and French police. Border Force cutter HMC Vigilant intercepted the yacht on Thursday, bringing the vessel into Newlyn Port on the south coast of Cornwall.
Dutch nationals Maarten Peter Pieterse, 59, and Emile Adriaan Jeroen Schoemaker, 44, have been charged with drug importation offences. The haul is so big the operation to clear the boat spanned three days.