Wednesday, March 31, 2021

HA Harry Lainas whacked - update

Harry Lainas Senior Ontario Hells Angel Harry Lainas, 47, was shot to death in the parking garage of an apartment building on Danforth Avenue on Feb 11. Lainas was a full patch with the Simcoe South charter. He was formerly with the Keswick Hells Angels. Lainas narrowly escaped the same fate two years ago in the same area while collecting illegal gambling debts.
Lainas was part of a ring that impersonated police while committing a long string of GTA armed robberies in 2008. Project Betrayal ended with 198 criminal charges laid against 25 people. That bust centred around career thug Dobroslav (Bobby) Manchev. He used a restaurant on Danforth as his "office".

Manchev was whacked near the Eglinton Town Centre last May. There have been no arrests in the killing of Lainas.

Sad Sack HA shoot wrong house - Meth Heads

A now former HA bikie, Thomas O’Connor, was caught with cocaine and steroids and sentenced to 6 months. The druggie carried a knife on him for “his own protection”.
Hells Angels Thomas Wilshire Patterson, 28, and Thomas Mortiz O’Connor, 30, are charged with firing shots at a house in Adelaide. They are accused of a “revenge” drive-by shooting – but the wrong house was hit. Also charged are molls Natalie Pilkington and Lilli Trenerry. HA bikie Thomas Patterson lasted one day on his 'good behaviour bond' and was jailed for meth.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

1 tonne of opium landed in Vancouver

The criminal investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.
RCMP and border guards busted one of the largest opium seizures in Canadian history last month. 1,000 kilograms of opium was lassoed in a pair of shipping containers that had arrived in Vancouver. Dogs helped sniff out the opium, which has an estimated value of $10m.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Yannick Bandaogo

Yannick Bandaogo, 28, has been charged with second-degree murder in a horrific random stabbing attack outside the Lynn Valley library in North Vancouver. There are no connections between the accused and the 7 victims.

Bandaogo refused to leave his cell to participate in a scheduled court appearance by telephone.
Bandaogo was arrested at the scene as he stabbed himself. The victim was a woman in her late 20s. Six other people were seriously hurt in the attack. Records show Bandaogo has a criminal record in Quebec.

20 years since operation 'Spring 2001'

From left: Michel Rose, Luc Bordeleau, David Carrol, Denis Houle, Donald Stockford, Gilles Mathieu, René Charlebois, Wolodumir Stadnik, Maurice “Mom” Boucher and Normand Robitaille.
On March 28, 2001, more than 2,000 cops were deployed to arrest 142 people. The main targets were members and associates of the Hells Angels. The bust eliminated Maurice “Mom” Boucher's Quebec Nomads.

$8.6m and US $2.7m was seized.
The front page of the Journal du Montréal the day after the police raid screamed the headline "The party is over!"

Twenty years later, the resurgence of the Hells Angels in Quebec is well known. Their control over the drug trade in the Province has never been stronger.
The trials produced a huge arsenal of restricted weapons.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Joe Amato, son, take plea deal

Joey Amato, 62.
The New York City bus system had a problem when mechanics found a GPS tracker during maintenance in Nov 2016. The Staten Island depot was evacuated and explosives experts were called in to make sure it wasn’t a small bomb. The undercarriage of every bus in the five boroughs was searched using mirrors on metal poles. The tracker came from an unlikely source, Colombo capo Joseph Amato Sr. who had reported it lost. Amato had been keeping tabs on his girlfriend by secretly sticking the GPS on her car. The capo and his son took a pair of plea deals in the case that netted nearly a dozen other Colombo mobsters and associates.
Amato pleaded guilty to racketeering and stalking. He is expected to be sentenced to five to seven years, avoiding a 20-year stint in the slammer.
Philip Lombardo and Dominick Ricigliano were charged.The capo sent the woman emails bragging about his influence on Staten Island. One said, “This is my island. Not yours. I have the eyes all over.” In another, Amato — who in 1995 was convicted in the shooting of a 15-year-old witness, boasted that “I’m called a MAN’S MAN!!!” Events eventually snared 20 — including 11 members and associates of the Colombo crime family. They were busted on charges including racketeering, loansharking and extortion. Wiretaps on the phones of Amato, his son Joseph Amato Jr. and Colombo soldier Thomas Scorcia resulted in “thousands of intercepted phone calls and text messages.”Joseph Amato Jr.

Cop tailgater busted with 65 pounds of cocaine

An Oregon trooper pulled over Gerardo Avila Soriano, 52, in a 2021 Ford Explorer for following too close on I-5. The alert cop noticed something suspicious and searched Soriano’s car. He discovered 65 pounds of cocaine in “natural voids” of the rear doors.

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Bikie sniper - Update

Our Bikie Sniper appears in the video, unmasked.
A 34-year-old man, whose identity is suppressed, has been charged with one count of murder in the death of Nick Martin and two counts of unlawful act or omission with intent to harm. He was arrested on Monday, briefly faced court on Wednesday and was remanded in custody. He will reappear in court in April.

Killing Escobar

A Scottish mercenary and ex-SAS operative was hired by a Colombian drug cartel to assassinate the world’s biggest drug baron, Pablo Escobar. He failed. Escobar was shot in the head as he attempted to flee across a rooftop on December 2, 1993.
See ----->Remembering Pablo Escobar, the Narco King

Friday, March 26, 2021

Project Majestic puts brakes on high-end auto theft ring in GTA

Cops have seized 73 vehicles with a value of more than $4.5m and charged 18 following a two-month investigation into a vehicle theft ring operating in the GTA. Those busted are charged with more than 170 offences combined, including conspiracy, trafficking of property obtained by crime and theft of a motor vehicle.
The crime ring focused on overnight thefts of Lexus, Toyota and Honda sport utility vehicles from residential driveways. Theives enter the vehicle and reprogram the ignition computer, allowing it to be driven away using a new key fob. The vehicles were driven to the Port of Montreal or loaded into a sea container in Toronto and transported to Montreal by rail. The containers were then loaded onto ships and sent overseas.
The GTA residents facing charges include Ali Reda Jaafar, 21, Baljinder Singh, 26, Mohamed Hamadi, 20, Mohamed Mohamed, 24, and Mohammed Baraki, 33.

Jean François Eap - Sky Global

Notwithstanding the spewing of the busted Mr. Jean François Eap, Sky Global has been shuttered for good. "To date, the authorities have not informed us of any of the procedures reported by the media. As I followed the media reports over the last week, it is with great sadness that I see a blanket scope of what can only be described as an erosion of the right to privacy."
Jean-François Eap in 2017. A federal grand jury returned indictments against Jean Francois Eap, the head of Sky Global, and Thomas Herdman. Warrants have been issued for their arrest. The indictment says they installed sophisticated encryption software in cellphones that allowed drug dealers to communicate with each other in a closed network through encrypted servers in Canada and France.

The men are charged with RICO conspiracy and conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. HERE
Eap says the allegations against him are "unfounded" and "entirely false."

"The indictment against me personally in the United States is an example of the police and the government trying to vilify anyone who takes a stance against unwarranted surveillance."
The phones, Sky ECC, were sold for between €900 and €2,000. Sky Global modified phones to remove GPS, camera, internet and voice. Subscriptions cost between $1,200 and $2,000 for six months. Sky ECC has strong parallels to the EncroChat encrypted phone network, which was shuttered in June 2020.

Agencies obtained a billion messages sent between Sky users.
The indictment is only the second time the DOJ has filed RICO charges against an encrypted phone company. Phantom Secure of Vince Ramos was the first. He pulled 9 years.

The US arrest warrants follow raids by Belgian and Dutch police on drug traffickers following a joint operation with French cops. Police in Europe have arrested 80. Some 70,000 Sky Global devices were in use around the world.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

William Rainville - 249 Glock frames, parts - update

The old wooden house has a crooked tin roof, faded paint, and grounds littered with rusty farm tools. Dusty camping gear is inside. The house comes with something else. A white concrete stele is a few steps away. The inscription "Canada" appears on the north side, and "United States" on the south side.
The creaky home was the 6th purchased by the 24 year old Rainville, one year before his bust.
William Rainville, 24, was nailed during a border surveillance operation by RCMP. Cops found five hockey bags filled with frames and parts for restricted firearms. Contraband was 249 illegal unassembled weapons, namely Polymer 80 Glock frames. All the parts needed to make the weapons operational were present.
Rainville owns five buildings in Sherbrooke, including a home a few steps from the US border. Rainville faces multiple charges including importing restricted firearms and possession of prohibited firearms.
The firearms, when assembled, go for $1500 each on the street.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Ex-Mexican cartel leader’s body found wrapped in plastic on park bench

The tightly wrapped corpse found in a Jalisco park last week is that of Carlos “El Cholo” Enrique Sanchez, an ex-member of the Jalisco New General Cartel before splitting off to form his own gang in 2017. The body was found in Jardin Hidalgo with two signs pinned to it with knives, including one that read, “The traitor El Cholo” The Nuevo Plaza Cartel is competiting in the meth trafficking trade in Guadalajara and elsewhere.