Friday, November 30, 2018

Germans make massive cocaine drug busts in Hamburg

Cops in Hamburg announced a series of massive drug busts. The most recent was made in early November, when officers found 300 kilograms (661 pounds) of cocaine hidden behind a large shipment of dental floss. The discovery was made after x-raying the container, which had been shipped from the Dominican Republic. Customs officials said the cocaine was worth around €63 million ($71.6 million).

Cops found another 100 kilograms of "ultra-pure" cocaine that was stashed in an imported Volkswagen (VW) T2 camper van.

Earlier, police announced they uncovered over one ton of the drug in a truck located on the site of a freight forwarding company. Shortly before that find, customs officers found 200 kilograms of cocaine in a shipping container loaded with coffee.

The northern German port is the largest and busiest in the country.
The drugs were found a lime-green, 1974 VW camper van that had been shipped to Hamburg in a container from Brazil. Traffickers welded a false bottom in place beneath the rear seat, stowing the drugs in the hidden compartment beneath the floor of the vehicle.
German police have seized more than 7 metric tons of cocaine this year. Germany had been inundated by a "flood of cocaine" from South America, said a senior law enforcement agent.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Paul King Jin - Transnational Crime Kingpin

A review of civil forfeiture cases, and numerous individual car accident and ICBC claims cases, points to a network of individuals with connections to Paul King Jin, the suspect at the center of RCMP’s investigation into money laundering in B.C. casinos.
Property at 7611 No. 5 Rd. in Richmond is registered to Guo Tai Shi, a VIP Chinese gambler and 'client' of Paul King Jin.

BCLC documents allege that 36 VIP gamblers, mostly from China, were linked to massive cash drops from Jin’s network. In 2014, one high-roller was able to take $645,000 in small bills and buy gambling chips at River Rock Casino. Land title records show the man has a $14-million house near the Point Grey Country Club.

Jarrod Bacon out on statutory release - Update

The parole board had nada good to say about Bacon’s behavior in prison, including that he maintained ties with inmates known to be linked to the Hells Angels and that he has had an “ongoing influence in the gang environment.”

They spanked him further for having "cognitive distortions." What it all means is another 6 months in a halfway house at an undisclosed location.
In breaking 'news' it was finally revealed Jarrod Bacon had been released from custody this summer. The ridiculous delay is being blamed on a 'glitch'. His statutory release comes with a number of conditions because he is considered "a high public safety risk."

The high profile gangster was released on June 14, 2018.
See ----->Correctional Service of Canada sheds light on Bacon prison release blunder

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Anthony Getschel pleads guilty in death of former UFC fighter Ryan Jimmo

On November 26th, Anthony Getschel pleaded guilty to manslaughter for his involvement in the June 26, 2016, hit-and-run that resulted in the death of former UFC fighter Ryan Jimmo.

Jordan Wagner, was charged with being an accessory after the fact as investigators believe he may have been in the passenger seat of the truck that struck Jimmo. Anthony Getschel, 23, was charged with second-degree murder, negligence causing death, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and failing to stop at the scene of an accident. Jimmo was involved in a verbal altercation before he was hit by the vehicle. The men in the truck, Anthony Getschel and Jordan Wagner, fled but were arrested less than a week later.

Anthony Getschel, right, Jordan Wagner center
Ryan Jimmo proposed to his girlfriend Roxie Reece, hours before he was fatally struck by two assailants in a truck at a parking lot in Edmonton.

Reece said they came from the movies where Jimmo had proposed to her, and were on their way home when the truck began tailgating them. "So we took a left to let them go by. They followed Ryan even more close. And so now he and I were both like 'OK what's going on?' And then he took the first right into that parking lot … I had no clue where we were at," Reece recalled. "So these guys pulled up real close right behind Ryan, almost as if they were going to hit us, and we both felt nervous. And Ryan felt the need to do something because we didn't want them following us out of there. It was kind of scary. There was something not right there and I didn't know what was going on."

After a conversation, the two men hit Jimmo, then sped off. Jimmo was rushed to a hospital, but was pronounced dead hours later due to blunt force trauma.

Anthony Getschel
Police in Edmonton have charged two people in the hit-and-run death of former UFC fighter Ryan Jimmo. Jimmo was fatally injured early Sunday following a verbal argument that escalated into a fight in the parking lot of a bar. Jimmo died from blunt force trauma after being run over by a vehicle.

Anthony Getschel, 23, faces several charges, including second-degree murder and criminal negligence causing death. Jordan Wagner, 21, is charged with accessory after the fact to murder.

Ryan Jimmo with his mother Linda in July 2010
Edmonton police are investigating the hit-and-run death of former UFC fighter Ryan Jimmo. Investigators say Jimmo, 34, was fatally injured early Sunday morning following an altercation in a parking lot.

Police say he had approached the driver of a vehicle and was walking back to his own car when he was struck by a truck, which then fled the scene.
Jimmo was pronounced dead in hospital. Jimmo went 19-5 in his MMA career, with a 3-4 record in seven UFC fights

Police agent Plante still a pain to Hells Angels

Plante wears HA support gear.Micheal Plante is testifying at the civil forfeiture trial of 3 Hells Angels clubhouses in B.C. The Court heard recordings he had with Hells Angels more than 14 years ago. Plante was paid $1 million for his undercover work in project E-Pandora and for testifying at a series of criminal trials.

He pulled in another $80k to testify in the civil proceedings against the Hells Angels.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Mafia’s alleged new mob boss Settimo Mineo arrested in Sicily

Italian police have arrested the suspected new head of the Sicilian mafia and 45 other alleged mobsters in a major blow to organized crime. Among those arrested was Settimo Mineo, an 80-year-old jeweller suspected of heading local mafia families in the Sicilian capital Palermo and of being promoted to lead the whole crime group in May.

One prominent mafioso the police have been unable to capture is Matteo Messina Denaro, nicknamed “Diabolik.” He has been on the run since 1993 and comes from the province of Trapani in western Sicily.

Mexican drug lord, Beltran Leyva, dead at 56 of cardiac arrest

Hector Beltran Leyva, a Mexican drug lord whose cartel earned a reputation as one of the country’s most ruthless, died late on Sunday in hospital of cardiac arrest after being transferred from jail with chest pain.

Beltran Leyva had been incarcerated since March 2, 2016 in Federal Prison Number 1, a maximum security facility in central Altiplano, Mexico. The Beltran Leyva cartel’s boss became infamous for the bloody turf war waged with their former ally, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Gangster Jody Archie York walks on brutal golf club assault

Independent Soldier Jody Archie York, 43, was facing one count of aggravated assault following an August incident near Monte Lake in which he allegedly beat another man with a golf club. The victim was sent to hospital with serious injuries.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Rampant Mexican Corruption exposed at El Chapo trial

Jesus Zambada alleged Guzman bribed former Mexican public security minister, Genaro Garcia Luna with millions stuffed into suitcases. The DEA says corruption among local authorities is common. One of the best known is Mario Villanueva, governor of Quintana Roo state from 1993-99, who is serving a long prison sentence for drug trafficking.
Tomas Yarrington, the former governor of Tamaulipas state was extradited to the US on charges of drug trafficking, money laundering and banking fraud. His successor, Eugenio Hernandez, is being held in a Tamaulipas cell, accused of embezzlement and illicit enrichment. Guzman's lawyer claimed that ex-president Felipe Calderon (2006-2012) and his successor, Enrique Pena Nieto, took bribes from the Sinaloa cartel, accusations both deny.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Rizzuto unfairly targeted because of family name; defence

The charges Leonardo Rizzuto faces are related to a police seizure of two handguns and five grams of cocaine inside his home in November 2015. At the time, cops were making a series of busts in Project Magot, a long investigation into organized crime and cocaine trafficking. Lawyers representing Rizzuto argued that the warrant used to search Rizzuto’s home in Laval should be quashed because police had no reason to suspect Rizzuto at all. “Allow me to address the elephant in the room” defence counsel argued. “Mr. Rizzuto has a notorious family name. Perhaps you have heard of his father?”
It is generally accepted that Leonardo Rizzuto, along with Rocco Sollecito's son, Stefano Sollecito, are the heads of the Rizzuto mafia in Montreal.

Crown seeks 11 years for crack killer Ryan Armstrong

Ryan Jack Armstrong killed Victoria Norma Heppner on March 29, 2016 with what he said was a single blow to the back of her head with a hammer while she was sitting on his bed. She was 28 years old.

Armstrong was busted by police at the scene of her burning body the next day. He was originally charged with second-degree murder. He later pleaded guilty to manslaughter and one count of improperly or indecently offering an indignity to human remains.
When the judge asked why charges were downgraded the crown replied that Armstrong’s crack cocaine use might have caused “a form of induced psychosis” – meaning the death met the test for the lesser charge.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Hells Angels at homicide scene - Chad John Wilson dead - Update II

Cops are warning the public of potential turmoil in the Lower Mainland underworld. Those in the gang lifestyle are at risk of becoming targets. It is fair to say cops will receive no cooperation whatsoever from the Hells Angels MC. The club handles matters like these internally.

In the case of the murder of Nomad Bob Green, the corpse of Shaun Clary, who brought the gun to the murder scene, was found dismembered in a ditch 10 days after the slaying.
See ----->HA Bob Green killer Jason Wallace - 856 Gang
See ----->Jason Francis Wallace pleads Guilty in Robert Green Murder
Full patch Chad Wilson of the Hardside chapter has been identified as the dead man. He was reported missing the day before he was found.

Wilson was charged in Spain with B.C. HA Jason Arkinstall in 2013 after police seized half a tonne of cocaine. Cops said the drug conspiracy was linked to the San Diego chapter of the Hells Angels, the same chapter Wilson first joined as a prospect in 2005. The murder of a popular and well known HA is bound to have consequences.
A group of men wearing Hells Angels colours showed up at a homicide scene in Maple Ridge. The corpse was found covered in blood beneath the Golden Ears Bridge on Sunday morning. 45 minutes after cops arrived, they were confronted by several men in Hells Angels garb who crossed police tape to get closer to the crime scene. The victim was found with blood on his hands and face. Police said the deceased was known to them.

These men are Hells Angels. How do we know this? NO civilian would dare wear HA colours in public.
See ----->New HA Chapter in B.C. - Hardside

Diamond encrusted pistol at 'El Chapo' trial

Zambada testified one man was killed for failing to shake El Chapo's hand after a meeting.El Chapo's diamond laden pistol was entered into evidence at his trial. Former top lieutenant for his cartel, Jesus 'El Rey' Zambada testified that cash payoffs and murder were key components of the Sinaloa cartel's business model. Jesus Zambada Garcia was captured after a gun battle in Mexico City.

He commanded one of four branches of the Sinaloa cartel and is the brother of leader Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada.
See ----->Trial begins tomorrow for El Chapo

Sunday, November 18, 2018

New cryptocurrencies - the pre-eminent Ponzi Scheme

Ponzi schemes all have the same basic features. Original suckers are lured in with the promise of getting rich quick. They get a payout funded by the contributions of later suckers. More people, seeing the impressive profits earned by the first, rush to get involved themselves. Eventually there aren't enough newcomers and the entire pyramid collapses.

The pattern with new crytocurrencies or 'tokens' is exactly the same.
A conman announces a new digital currency, piggybacking on the intense media hype around bitcoin. They pay a celebrity to endorse their 'initial coin offering' (ICO). The price of the new cryptocurrency spikes as people rush in and the founders cash out.

The fraudsters of Centra Tech used boxer Floyd Mayweather to promote their “centra token” in 2017. They were all arrested for securities fraud. Mayweather himself is now being sued by those who got fleeced.
An ICO itself is not illegal. Such schemes have raised billions. The problem is inherent. Cryptocurrencies are not a store of value due to their volatility. They are not a unit of account or a medium of exchange.

Digital tokens have none of the fundamental attributes of a currency.