Friday, August 2, 2019

Hells Angels fingered in Ucuelet murders

The Astral Blue is a 14-metre sailboat whose last two crewmen disappeared on May 16, 2018. The bodies of Dan Archbald and Ryan Daley were found less than a month later on a logging road. Fifteen months have passed. A media investigation has found that the two men were likely casualties of a botched cocaine-smuggling scheme that they were recruited to do by a Lower Mainland biker.
It's said the pair agreed to sail from Panama to Canada with a load of cocaine, believed to be in the hundreds kilograms. The person behind the smuggling operation is a full-patch Hells Angel. As the men got closer to the B.C. coast, they encountered a U.S. government vessel and panicked. They dumped most of their illicit cargo overboard and kept the rest. It's said associates of the Hells Angels met them in Ucuelet. Hells Angels Chad Wilson — a friend of the person behind the cocaine shipment — was tasked with taking care of “the problem” in Ucluelet. Wilson was on Vancouver Island at the time.