Friday, July 31, 2020

Hammer falls on Robert Barletta again - $24m in assets seized

Robert Barletta was arrested again Wednesday and charged with money laundering and tax fraud. Four other people are facing charges of working for a criminal organization, bookmaking, proceeds of crime, money laundering and tax evasion, while three others are charged with money laundering and proceeds of crime. Three homes and one vacant property were seized; eight vehicles and one Harley Davidson motorcycle; assets of three land development companies, including building lots; one of which has a new $7m house on it. $82,590 CDN and $25,398 US in cash was also seized.
The OPP launched Project Hobart after an escalation of violence across Ontario and Quebec.Last December cops busted Barletta's multi-million dollar illegal gaming operation that was tied to a series of attempted murders, arsons, extortion threats, shootings and assaults. 28 were charged with 228 offences and cops seized or restrained $12m worth of property and assets.
See ----->Robert Barletta bail hearing
See ----->OPP take down Hells Angels illegal gambling ring: 28 charged

Fate of FoB gangster Nick Chan fragile

Calgary gang leader Nicholas Cypui (Nick) Chan was shot multiple times in an alley and was taken to hospital in grave condition. Chan survived multiple murder charges, long terms in custody and a gang war. He was nearly killed in a 2013 stabbing. Chan was a leader of the Fresh Off the Boat (FOB) gang. The FOB-FK (FOB Killers) gang war left 25 people dead in Calgary between 2002 and 2009. "He certainly has nine lives; the only question is how many he has left."

Calgary drug dealer Chapman walks

Drug charges against alleged kingpin Allistair Chapman and two others, including convicted killer Blais Delaire, were stayed because their Charter right to a speedy trial was violated. The judge said there were no exceptional circumstances to justify exceeding the 30-month Jordan limit. The Crown isn't likely to appeal.
Project Arbour in 2018 resulted in 46 drug, weapons and trafficking charges.
Anees Amr, Colin ReitbergerChapman had cartel connections, said to have a short temper, and was feared for his violence.

On May 21 2018, in front of stunned onlookers, two men were shot to death in a parking lot. Anees Amr, 26, and Colin Reitberger, 23, - believed to be the intended target — died. Police allege Reitberger’s murder was a hit ordered by Chapman. Christian Ouellette, the gang's enforcer, was arrested a few weeks later.

Christian Ouellette (L) and Blais Delaire (R) are charged in connection with the murders of Colin Reitberger and Anees Amr.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Finland Hells Angels nailed with 100kg of meth, guns, explosives = 11 years

Cops say two Finnish men attempted to import 96kg of amphetamines into Finland. Sami Aulis Niskanen was convicted of two narcotics offences, an explosive offence, a firearms offence and possession of a weapon. He is a full patch HA. Cops also seized 9kg of hash, 38kg of explosives and a "significant number of firearms, firearm parts and ammunition."
Niskanen is off to jail for 11 years. Police in Finland called their investigation an "extensive effort" into meth smuggling by Hells Angels to the UK, Finland and other countries.

Several others in the Netherlands are suspected, including HA or members of the club's number one puppet club, the Red Devils.

270 kg of cocaine lassoed in Halifax

The Interlude had returned from the Caribbean and attempted to dock at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron.CBSA seized 270kg of cocaine, worth $33.8m, from a boat attempting to dock at a Halifax yacht club. Two people on the boat were arrested.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Niagara Falls Hells Angels clubhouse demolished

The Niagara Falls Hells Angels clubhouse was leveled in January, with cops releasing a video. The land will be sold to the highest bidder.

See ----->Hells Angels’ Welland Clubhouse MUCH closer to wrecking ball

'Umbrella Man' Mitchell Wesley Carlson fingered as full patch HA in Minneapolis riot

'Umbrella Man' is Mitchell Wesley Carlson. He is a full patch member of the Hell's Angels and an associate of the Aryan Cowboys.
See ----->White Power HA bikers make waves in Stillwater
32-year-old Carlson has not been charged, yet. He took part in a June incident in Stillwater and was in his colours when he and others verbally harassed a Muslim woman. This PR is all bad for the club. This meatbag will be out in bad standing if he's lucky.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

NS killer Gabriel Wortman had links to HA - Update

New information says Wortman was a known drug dealer in the Portapique area, where he went on a 13-hour rampage April 18 and 19 that ended with 22 people dead. He had more than links to the HA, he was an active associate in HA business. Described as a “sexual predator”, the feds are under pressure for a full public inquiry into Wortman's crime links.
The man who murdered 22 people in a two-day shooting rampage in Nova Scotia had contacts with drug dealers and the Hells Angels. The RCMP’s first search warrants were signed by Sgt. Angela Hawryluk. A 28-year veteran, Hawryluk stipulated that she is experienced in OMGs, drug trafficking and confidential informants. One cop source said Wortman often spent time with Hells Angels. He had at least one associate with links to organized crime.
Peter Alan Griffon printed the decals that Wortman used on the replica RCMP cruiser he used in his murders. In 2014, Griffon, then 34, was busted by Edmonton police as they brought down a drug trafficking ring operated by the Mexican cartel La Familia and MS-13. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to seven years in prison on Dec. 12, 2017.

Cops seized four kilograms of cocaine, ecstasy, $30k in cash, two .22 calibre rifles, one with a silencer, a .44 calibre Desert Eagle handgun, a sawed-off shotgun, thousands of bullets and body armour from Griffon’s home.
Cops grossly mishandled the murders. They failed to contain Wortman, did not block the highway links to Truro and Halifax and did not issue a provincial alert.
There is speculation Wortman was a police rat. A speeding ticket was issued to Wortman at 5:58 pm on Feb. 12, 2020. Wortman was driving one of the former police vehicles in his collection in a rural area. When the ticket was issued the RCMP was in the middle of multiple arrests of Hells Angels and their associates in Halifax and New Brunswick. Cops speculate that if Wortman was a confidential informant that his cover had been blown. It's standard practice to pass messages to informants or create cover for them through traffic stops.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Batches of cocaine on Florida beaches again

A 'concerned citizen' discovered cocaine washed-up along the Florida Keys coastline. The waterlogged packages weighed a total of 25.26 kilograms or 55.6 pounds.

On July 1, 29 bricks with a total weight of 35 kilograms washed up on the shore of the Florida Keys.

HA Fuller dead in Mongols/Hells Angels confrontation in Ohio

It's said HA John Fuller stabbed a rival biker at the gas station brawl in Ohio. A member of the Mongols then shot and killed Fuller, 53.
The incident happened about 9 p.m. Saturday at the Shell gas station on Granger and Canal roads in Valley View.

Mukund Mohan busted for $5.5m Covid-19 fraud

Mukund Mohan, the chief technology officer of Vancouver-based BuildDirect, was arrested last week and charged with one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering.

The former director of engineering at Microsoft submitted at least eight fraudulent applications for forgivable loans seeking a total of more than US$5.5m through a program intended to provide emergency payroll assistance for companies impacted by COVID-19. None of the companies existed.
Mohan transferred “at least (USD) $231,000 in fraudulently obtained loan proceeds to his personal brokerage account for his personal benefit.”

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Jamaica most wanted not a great place to be - 'Prekeh Boy’

Delano ‘Prekeh Boy’ Wilmot’s time as Jamaica’s most wanted man ended in death with a gunfight with members of security forces at an isolated hideaway in rural St James. He joins a long list of gangsters whose reign of terror came to a fiery end in the western parish.

A combat team, which had traveled hours under the cover of darkness to reach the location, was waiting for him. Wilmot was cut down in a hail of bullets following a brief exchange of gunfire.
The head of the St James Police Division said that the most-wanted tag is usually a signal that the end is near. He noted that gangsters tagged most wanted in Jamaica rarely survived for more than a year.

Narco Planes

On July 5 a jet crash landed on a highway in Quintana Roo. A few days earlier cops found a Gulfstream II business jet abandoned on a clandestine runway. These are part of a growing number of ‘narco planes’ used to smuggle cocaine from South America. Guatemalan security forces found 50 abandoned narco jets in the country last year. Dozens more landed and then flew away.

90% of the cocaine consumed in the US transits through Guatemala. Airstrips are being cut into Laguna Del Tire National Park in Guatemala to land jets full of cocaine.
Jets can carry more than $100m worth of cocaine, to be ferried out of the jungle, through Mexico and onto the United States.
When one trafficking route closes, another emerges to take its place. Submarines and go fast boats through the Pacific have been under pressure from U.S. Coast Guard vessels. Cocaine-filled jets once flew to Mexico and Honduras, until those countries developed aerial interdiction teams. Guatemala's vast National Park has no such dangers.

In a rare case Guatemalan soldiers managed to confront the traffickers while they were still unloading drugs. A shootout ensued. The traffickers had seven vehicles and more than a dozen assault rifles. They eventually fled toward Mexico.
The Guatemalan military recovered a narco jet with 1,700 kilos of drugs in Laguna del Tigre National Park in January 2020.

Air routes have proven more difficult to block. Enforcement in Guatemala’s remote corners is almost nonexistent. “We are talking about an industry that has enough money to abandon million-dollar planes in the jungle,” Guatemalan Army Col. Juan de la Paz said. “Their resources are infinite, and we are just trying to keep up.”
See ----->Mexican military opens fire on cartel plane carrying drugs
See ----->Narco plane lands on Mexican highway in Quintana Roo

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Glasgow drugs kingpin ‘Big Poppa’ nailed through EncroChat

Darren Collin, 29, ‘Big Poppa’ is feeling the pain after a £1.3m cocaine and heroin bust that flattened his organization. Collin is connected to the notorious Lyons gang and Dublin’s Kinahan cartel. Big Poppa was one of the first criminals convicted after the encrypted network EncroChat was hacked by authorities.

His role in the huge drug supply operation was blown apart by experts who decoded his texts to gang members. EncroChat was a Europe-based communications network and service provider. Police infiltrated the network between March and June 2020. The service had around 60,000 subscribers at the time of its closure.
At least 800 arrests have been made across Europe as of mid July 2020.