Thursday, November 26, 2020

HA Francisco Batista Pires busted again

Full patch Nomad Francisco Batista Pires, 57, has been busted for illegal gambling. Pires and 3 others were nailed after a raid on Burnaby's Big Shots café on July 4, 2020. Pires incorporated Big Shots in 2004. Fellow Hells Angel Rob Alvarez was involved at one point. Both he and Pires are listed as café operators.

Pires and fellow Hells Angel Ronaldo Lising were convicted in 2001 of conspiracy to traffic cocaine and sentenced to 4½ years in jail.
Cops raid Big Shots Café at 3980 East Hastings St.

Francisco 'Chico' Pires, third from left. Ronaldo Lising is far right, with sword. Photo was seized by police during 2005 clubhouse raid.
The two operated a cocaine business supplying Vancouver strip bars. A judge called them “criminals in the true sense.”
Ronaldo Lising punching a bouncer while Rob Alvarez kicks him. The 2005 attack came as the two declined to wait in line.

Ronaldo 'Ronnie' Lising arrested in 2000.