Sunday, May 19, 2019

Thunder Bay - 'Time to get the Hells Angels back on the streets'

The club is in 'limbo' in Thunder Bay In 2016 and 2017, Thunder Bay had more murders per capita than any other metro area in Canada at 5.8 per 100,000. Following Thunder Bay is Abbotsford and Edmonton.

A violent crime wave has hit the Northwestern Ontario city with a tide of assaults, holdups and murders.
Its arriving with gangs from Toronto and Ottawa, looking to cash in with opioids to the indigenous.
Even after a recent seizure of 13 firearms, more than a kilogram of fentanyl and about $750k in cash – the top cop admitted feeling overmatched by the level of violence.

By 2017 Ottawa gangs had given way to Toronto groups like the Galloway Boys and the Ardwick Bloods. Cops say there could be as many as a dozen gangs operating in the city at any one time. While the Hells Angels recently returned to Thunder Bay cops say it doesn't appear that the southern gangs are working with the bikers. "The Thunder Bay Hells Angels kind of came back in as an official chapter, but due to the death to one of their members they are kind of in a limbo state." Southern gangs bring cocaine in bulk to Thunder Bay which can net between $300k and $500k a kilogram once the product is cut and distributed on the streets.