Monday, September 30, 2019

Drug Smugglers found floating on 1.2 tonnes of Cocaine

Three drug traffickers were discovered using packages of cocaine to stay afloat after their boat sank off the coast of Colombia. Rescuers were members of the Colombian Navy who spotted the men 30 nautical miles off the coast of Tumaco in the Narino Department of western Colombia. Authorities have confirmed the packages contained 1.2 tonnes of cocaine.

The Colombian Navy has seized a total of 163 tonnes of cocaine so far this year.

Quebecers with HA ties nailed with 45kg cocaine

Two Quebecers, Vincent Muller and Anne-Marie Dubé of Saint-Jérôme were arrested in August in Kansas with 45kg of cocaine in their car. Vincent Muller is in a business relationship with the Hells Angels. He is also the former front man of peeler bar Le Garage, in Mirabel. The establishment has belonged to Eric Grenier, the businessman dubbed "the Quebec Hugh Hefner."
The duo had left LA, before being arrested in Kansas. They were on their way back to Toronto. According to his social networks, Vincent Muller travels around the globe, to Italy, France, Malta, Jordan, Monaco and Laos.

He has a history of unauthorized possession of prohibited or restricted weapons, and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Elderly cocaine mules claim innocence - Convicted

Three judges convicted retired chef Roger Clarke, 72, and his ex-secretary wife Sue, 71, of drugs trafficking after a one-day trial at Lisbon’s main criminal court. They were jailed for eight years each. They will serve their sentences in Portugal instead of being kicked out of the country and sent back to Britain to do their jail time as a state prosecutor had requested.

Now Mrs Clarke has moaned about her conditions in jail, claiming she's being kept in an unheated cell with four other women. Clarke admitted in court she had been with her husband when they took the four cases containing the drugs onto their cruise ship.
An elderly British couple busted on a luxury cruise ship with $1.25m in cocaine are blaming a mysterious Jamaican businessman. Roger Clarke, 72, a former chef, and wife Sue, 71, a retired secretary, were arrested Dec. 4 in Lisbon when cops found 9 kg of the drug inside their luggage.
They were on a $8,500 Caribbean cruise, paid for by the mystery man.
The man instructed them to buy exotic fruit for sale in the UK, and then pick up “empty” new suitcases in St. Lucia from an unidentified middleman.

Their improbable tale becomes moreso after it came to light that they were convicted and imprisoned in 2010 for trafficking nearly 530 pounds of cannabis resin in Norway. The fixed income couple recently bought a villa in Spain. They also attempted to recruit their friends into being drug mules. They face up to 12 years behind bars if convicted of drug trafficking.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

California halts prison gang peacemaking effort

California prison officials have halted an effort aimed at forcing warring prison gangs to get along after the inmates wound up brawling and even rioting when placed together. At the heart of the problem is the Fresno Bulldogs prison gang that has participated in 32 battles with other prison gangs over the last year.Violence erupted 27 of the 45 times gang members were in the same yards.
The Fresno Bulldogs is a street gang with more than 6,000 loosely affiliated members. They took the name and mascot of California State University, Fresno, and wear the college's trademark red clothing. Members are loosely affiliated on the streets but their membership solidifies in prison. In the prison system the Bulldogs do not get along with anybody.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Gene-test fraud billed $2.1b to U.S. Medicare

Those charged included nine doctors.In what prosecutors are calling one of the biggest health-care frauds in history, Medicare was fraudulently billed $2.1b after seniors were enticed to take unnecessary genetic tests for cancer. The Justice Department said that 35 defendants associated with telemedicine companies and cancer genetic testing labs had been charged with fraud.
Fraudsters preyed on people's fears of harboring genetic markers for cancer. Bills to Medicare connected with the scam typically ranged from $7,000 to $12,000. Since 2007, a Medicare fraud task force has filed more than 1,600 cases against almost 3,500 defendants who are alleged to have fraudulently billed Medicare more than $13 billion.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

White House Mob Boss Trump: 'Do Us a Favor'

What favor was President Trump demanding from Ukraine’s President Zelensky? It was to get political dirt on Joe Biden or his son.
Trouble is the U.S. government had already investigated the allegation under the Obama administration and found nothing to it.
POTUS was threatening the Ukraine president by withholding $391m in foreign aid to Ukraine. The whistle blower complaint accuses the president, Attorney General William Barr, and the president’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani of serious wrongdoing. Impeachment proceedings likely will reveal whether or not POTUS has exercised criminal behavior in asking a foreign government head, and perhaps others, to “do us a favor.”
See ----->Rudy Giuliani - 'Filthy Few'
See ----->Mob Boss Trump demands protection from flippers

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Groom steals bait bike on way to reception

Over the course of four days, Kamloops police targeted bicycle thefts through the use of a bait bike program — with eight men arrested and 23 charges laid.

One of those arrested was a man who had just been married hours earlier. The 41-year-old was en route to his formal wedding reception. The well dressed thief saw a locked, high end bike and found time to stop, cut the lock off and steal it. The bike was recovered from the man’s vehicle ... and he was also nailed for driving when prohibited.
Cops said none of the eight arrested were homeless. Most of those involved are in the drug scene.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Rock Machine expanding into Australia

Recent arrests in South Australia confirm the Rock Machine, a Canadian import, has expanded into Australia.

Among those arrested are the gang’s local president and secretary. 41-year-old Boss Alexander Illich has been charged with drug and firearms offences. Cops found a loaded Glock and around 1.5kg of meth. First reports of the gang in Australia came from Perth in 2009. In 2013 it was reported the Rock Machine was aligned with the Bandidos in Victoria and had around five chapters in Australia.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Drug linked Jaguar in forfeiture crosshairs

Cops watched Kyle Robert Bird make at least four drug deals while driving around Langley in his 2013 Jaguar XF. The B.C. director of civil forfeiture wants the car forfeited as an “instrument of illegal activity.” Inside his house, cops found 10 kg of MDMA or ecstasy, 839 fake OxyContin pills, 879 fake Xanax tablets, magic mushrooms, hash, buffing agent, drug packaging materials, scales, a cocaine press, cellphones and a score sheet. Cops also found HA support gear. Bird hasn't been criminally charged, yet.

The setback hasn't slowed Bird down. Property records indicate he recently got himself a brand new 2019 Jaguar F-Pace.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Vagos Biker lies about brothers

Prosecutors have asked a judge in Las Vegas to throw out the testimony of a star witness in a federal racketeering trial. They say he lied on the witness stand. The trial stems from a 2011 shootout that killed a rival Hells Angels leader in a northern Nevada casino. Prosecutors say Gary “Jabbers” Rudnick lied after spending more than three days telling jurors that Vagos Motorcycle Club members had plotted to kill Jeffrey Pettigrew, 54, in Sparks.

Prosecutors had argued the killing was an orchestrated murder among criminal conspirators that had received a “green light” go-ahead from the Vagos international president. Defense attorneys have asked to have the murder and racketeering charges thrown out.
Jeffrey "Jethro" Pettigrew
The slaying of Pettigrew followed a series of clashes between members of the two motorcycle clubs in San Jose, California.

The eight men standing trial represent the first of three groups totaling 21 defendants. Video surveillance showed Pettigrew pistol-whipping another man on the casino floor before gunfire broke out. During the fight, Pettigrew was shot and killed.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Our Godfather

Tommaso Buscetta was a man who was simultaneously the most important, most endangered, and most wanted man in criminal history. Buscetta did something no man had ever dared to before: he betrayed the Cosa Nostra, the notorious Sicilian Mafia, where he once held a position of power and respect.

He provided testimony at the Maxi Trial, which remains the largest anti-mafia trial in history and which saw 475 mafioso jailed, many for life. Buscetta fled Italy to get away from the Second Mafia War that had been instigated by Toto Riina in 1980s.
Buscetta died in 2000. His past followed him to Brazil, where he was asked to helm a drug-trafficking operation. Buscetta politely refused, and whatever Riina was told infuriated him. Riina never had any ideals, and in a bid to send a message to Buscetta, targeted his family.

Buscetta's sons were the first to go. They were tortured, killed, and dissolved in acid. Riina targeted and killed his brother, his nephew, his son-in-law, his brother-in-law, and four grandchildren. The only way out for him and his family was to broker a deal. He provided evidence and testified, and in exchange, he was sent to the US under a new identity in the Witness Protection Program.
Buscetta's story is the subject of documentary 'Our Godfather,' which premiered on Netflix on September 18.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

NYPD cop busted for Cocaine, protecting dealers

Ishmael BaileyIshmael Bailey, 36, a 12-year veteran with the NYPD thought nobody would notice when he provided security for El Chapo's narco wife Emma Coronel Aispuro as she attended her husband’s drug trafficking trial. Investigators began looking closer into Bailey’s affairs and found the security detail was just one of a long list of shady side gigs.
Bailey was nailed on charges of conspiracy and sale of a controlled substance for acting as security twice when loads of cocaine were transported from various locations around Queens. Bailey was arrested by officers with the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau after a sting. He was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, bribe receiving and official misconduct. Bailey wept at his brief arraignment as a judge ordered him held on $50,000 bond and $25,000 cash bail.

If convicted, he faces up to 15 years behind bars.

Winnipeg cops raid Manitoba HA clubhouses for being booze cans

Road 65 N. in the rural municipality of RosserWinnipeg cops raided two Manitoba HA clubhouses and charged three with selling liquor without a licence. Cops learned from rats that there was a set price for booze at the clubhouse bars and the HA thought that the law couldn't touch them if they put up signs that read "Donations".

Individuals 'donated' between $3 to $5 to the HA for their booze. The club also ran tabs with a book behind the bar recording sales.
The 3 charged are Dale Donovan, who uses the name Kelland and is the president of the Manitoba Nomads, full patch Lorne Corlett, and prospect Cameron Barron.

Donovan made global headlines for the club in 2018 when he called on his brothers to slag a 'discriminating' bar that refused to cater to those in HA colors. Police said raids were carried out in Kelowna, Sudbury, St. Catharines, Ottawa and Toronto.
See ----->Manitoba Hells Angels do fraud on small businesses

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Poacher's root of choice - wild ginseng

The global illegal wildlife trade, which includes flora and fauna, is estimated at $12-30 billion annually.The stakeout in the remote area of Ontario was coming to a conclusion. As the 2 poachers emerged from the bush they were immediately arrested. What were they stealing? Wild ginseng, which is protected in Canada, and cannot be touched. The two men pleaded guilty to picking ginseng. They received fines of $5,000 and $4,000 as well as four-month suspended sentences.
Natural American ginseng is rare and rapidly going extinct. Poaching poses the greatest threat. Natural ginseng can sell for anywhere from several hundred to thousands of dollars per root depending on its shape and size. A single root the size of an adult finger can fetch $1,000.

The plant is slow to mature and reproduce and requires specific growing conditions. It takes a decade for a sizable root to form. Cultivated ginseng requires herbicides and is seen as inferior in quality and taste.

Worse, there is something called 'replant disease', meaning cultivated ginseng cannot ever be planted on the same ground twice.
Wild American ginseng grows in southern Ontario and western Quebec, and down to Georgia and Louisiana. French settlers exported it in bulk to China 300 years ago. At one point it was New France's biggest export after fur.

That early over-harvesting kicked off a decline that has accelerated to the point where less than two dozen viable populations of wild American ginseng are left in Canada. Most of those are now monitored continuously in efforts to prevent extinction.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

German Rocker 'Lenox AFFA'

Cora Schumacher publicized her budding relationship with Hells Angels rocker "Lenox AFFA" aka Nabil H. She divorced her husband, race driver Ralf Schumacher.  There was trouble in paradise with the two new lovebirds in the media spotlight.
"Hells Angels member Lenox has been with Cora Schumacher for six months. Now, the ex of the Hells Angels Rocker puts out her claws!"
The couple's unmitigated bliss was disturbed when a young woman appeared, claiming to be the wife of Lenox AFFA. She even created an Instagram profile called "Lenox Woman." Among other things, she posted a picture showing her back, showing a tattoo that is an image of Lenox's face. She also writes: "Lenox has been with me for years."

Lenox AFFA clarifies that she is his 'ex-wife'.
The MS 13 tattoo is curious. Mara Salvatrucha, popularly known as MS-13, is a gang that originated in LA.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Cops looking for tipsters in 2016 Rocco Sollecito hit

Rocco Sollecito was shot to death at 8:30 a.m. on May 26, 2016, while at the wheel of his SUV. The high status mafioso was part of a committee that ran the Mafia while leader Vito Rizzutto was imprisoned in the US. An SQ command post was set up in the parking lot of a mall just a block south of the site of the killing.

Cops made surveillance camera photos public and are seeking information on a pair on a motorcycle.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Con writing for biker magazine charged in 1972 murder

An Ohio prison inmate's writing published in biker magazines was cited by police in charging him with the shooting death of a motorist found along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in 1972. Larry Joseph Via, 75, was charged with criminal homicide and robbery in the death of Morgan Peters, who had been shot in the back.

Via is serving a life sentence in the Marion Correctional Institute for a killing that occurred shortly after Peters' body was found in September 1972. He wrote poems and short stories for Easy Rider magazine under the pseudonym "Jody Via." A trooper found nine writings under that name in Easy Rider and Outlaw Biker magazines from the late 1980s.
"Dangerous Dave" published in Outlaw Biker in 1985 was about a hitchhiking woman who lured a man to stop, and the man is then surprised by a gunman.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Senior RCMP employee Cameron Ortis arrested, charged as spy

A director general of an intelligence unit within the RCMP has been arrested and charged. Cameron Ortis is facing multiple charges under both the Criminal Code and the Security of Information Act.

Ortis was former RCMP Comm. Bob Paulson’s most elite advisor on issues related to national security and sensitive investigations, and likely the only civilian to ever achieve the position of director general of intelligence. Ortis would have had intimate access to secret national security information. He was found out by the US.
Charges relate specifically to unauthorized leaking of sensitive operational information, breach of trust, and unauthorized use of a computer.

Ortis's case was put over to Sept. 20 and he remains in custody. The investigation lasted over 4 years.
Cameron Ortis faces seven counts dating as far back as 2015, including breach of trust, communicating “special operational information,” and obtaining information in order to pass it to a foreign entity.