Friday, December 31, 2021

Hot butter hits black market

Cops estimate that the pure, uncut product has a street value of $200k.
Thieves in Trenton, Ontario stole 40,000 kg (88,185 lbs) of butter from a facility there. The Quinte West Detachment of the OPP say that thieves stole two trailers of butter.

Partying passengers stuck in Mexico - James William Awad

A group of young Quebec terds could be facing thousands in fines after videos surfaced showing them partying without masks on board a Sunwing flight from Montreal to Cancun Dec 30.The plane was privately chartered by 111 Private Club, a promoter that organized the six-day, all-inclusive event in Cancun. The departments of Transport, Public Safety and Health have all launched investigations into the incident. There could be fines of up to $5,000 from Transport Canada for each offence on board. Additional fines and even jail time could follow if passengers were found to be endangering others, or if they provide false information upon their return to Canada.

At least one of the passengers has since tested positive for COVID-19.
Sunwing canceled their return flight because the group did not agree to terms it outlined. Air Canada and Air Transat have both said they will not fly the travelers home either, citing the safety of other passengers and crew. James William Awad was the organizing bonehead. He sees no problems whatever. "A simple party on a plane did all this buzz," he wrote, noting he would "take a moment" to rethink.
A dozen of the party flight’s passengers returned to Montreal last night. They were detained upon arrival, likely because they needed a legitimate reason (which none have) to go to Cancun in the first place.

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Montreal organized crime - The new normal

Leonardo Rizzuto exits the Bellerose cafe, coffee in hand.
Daniel Renaud of Le Press offers a view of the Montreal underworld. HERE. The price of a kilo of cocaine was around $45k before the pandemic, and peaked at nearly $80k at the height of the health crisis. The price is now said to be around $36k. Relations "have been close" for two years between the Hells Angels and the Mafia. Influential members meet regularly, like a party Dec 10 at the Café Bellerose in Laval.
Hells Angels Martin Robert and Stéphane Plouffe are the two heavyweights in Montreal. Robert is considered the most influential Hells Angel in Quebec. Ontario Hells Angel Rob Barletta, well known to be involved in sports betting, now wears the colors of the Montreal section. Cops say that gang leader Gregory Woolley has returned to the Montreal Chapter's Hells Angels fold. The mafia is unstable and still has no leader. The Sicilian clan, the former Rizzuto clan, is still considered the strongest, but its influence is in steady decline. Street gangsters never disappeared, what is new, cops say, is that their members are younger and have more guns. While at one time the conflicts opposed the Reds and the Blues, today there are quarrels between members of groups of the same allegiance.

Record year for cocaine at port of Rotterdam

Dutch customs seized more than 1.6 tonnes of cocaine hidden in 3 shipments of bananas, cocoa beans and cement in the port of Rotterdam. Estimated street value is €127 million. Europe's largest port has confiscated a record 68 tonnes of cocaine this year, up from 49 tonnes in 2020. The Netherlands and Belgium are becoming major hubs for cocaine, especially for consignments from Colombia according to Europol. The North Sea coast has "overtaken the Iberian peninsula as the main entry point for cocaine into Europe", said a report in September.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Suzan El-Khatib - HA Damiano Dipopolo's lawyer

Suzan El-Khatib
Ms. Suzan El-Khatib holds the distinction of being the only lawyer on earth to advance the defamation claim of a HAMC boss. It was Suzan El-Khatib who swore Dipopolos' affidavit (containing lies) for use in high court defamation litigation. El-Khatib torpedoed 2 law firms since. Where is she now? At last report she was employed by Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini. She was called upon after Aquilini stiffed his ex-wife on child support.
My character!!!!Damiano Dipopolo: "Mr. Watson's allegations are incredibly defamatory to me and hurt my character." This manner of revolting crying is reserved for old women, which figures because the bag of chit B.C. lawyer behind these lies is an old woman. The street name reserved for this manner of conduct is 'PUSSY.'
"I am worried because of the threats."
See ----->Damiano Dipopolo's defamation lawsuit against Dennis Watson - Update VI

Full patch HA kills prospect in New Zealand

A homicide in Auckland's Flat Bush is linked to the Hells Angels. A man was found dead at a property from which gunshots had earlier been heard. The body was found after cops negotiated with a 38-year-old man to exit the house. The Hells Angel will appear in the Manukau District Court on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm.

Further charges are expected.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Leon Cullen - 'Vile bullying gangster'

Liverpool residents are said to be relieved after notorious gang boss Leon Cullen was jailed for 22 and half years after he admitted running a Warrington based gun and drug gang. Cullen was a well known drug dealer who became embroiled with more established criminal gangs and started a street war. After a series of violent incidents Cullen was arrested in Dubai during an international police operation, and then extradited back to the UK. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply firearms, conspiracy to possess ammunition and conspiracy to supply cocaine. The Cullen brothers and their associates supplied guns and drugs to smaller gangs and sent henchmen to threaten anyone who owed a debt. 20 men were jailed for a total of 185 years.

Nigel Gerke bought 10 years.
Twin brothers Leon and Anthony Cullen grew up in the Longford area which became a stronghold for their gang. They were both jailed for drug offences in 2012. Leon was known to be the more volatile of the two thugs.

Ghost Rider

Both films were released by Sony, which handed the rights to the character back to Marvel.
Ghost Rider appeared in two films starring Nicolas Cage. The last, “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” earned $133m in 2012. “Ghost Rider” made $229m in 2007.
Norman Reedus's tenure as the motorcycle-riding Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead has some suggesting he will be the next Ghost Rider.

Monday, December 27, 2021

Ronald 'Ronnie the Crab' Carabbia dead

Carabbia served 25 years and was released in 2002.
The former head of the Youngstown faction of the Cleveland organized crime family, Ronald 'Ronnie the Crab' Carabbia, has died at 92.
'Ronnie the Crab' is more notorious for being imprisoned in the late 1970s as an accomplice to the 1978 Cleveland car bombing murder of gangster Danny Greene. Star witness and confessed bomber Raymond Ferritto switched his story to later blame Ronald Carabbia for ordering the hit on Greene.
See ----->Danny Greene - The Irishman
See ----->Kevin McTaggart - Danny Greene's former top lieutenant

Former Sonoma County Deputy Charlie Blount

Blount slammed Ward's head against the driver's side door frame. Another deputy tasered Ward twice. Blount then used a banned sleeper hold.
The jury trial of former Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy Charles Blount, charged with involuntary manslaughter after killing David Glen Ward after a vehicle pursuit in 2019, began in December.
Deputy Charlie Blount was fired.
Sonoma County has settled a civil wrongful death lawsuit for $3.3m over Ward's death. The county has paid out more than $10m in excessive force and wrongful death lawsuits over the past decade. Until recently, SCSO guards routinely engaged in 'yard counseling'. A group of armored cops would beat inmates of all races for alleged rules violations. In 2013 at the jail a white man who was arrested on DUI was tasered 23 times. That one cost county taxpayers $1.25m.

Guatemala Narco Jets

A jet filled with cocaine landed on a rough strip in Guatemala on Jan 27, 2020. The Guatemalan military recovered 1,700 kg of cocaine in Laguna del Tigre National Park. More than 40 narco aircraft have been intercepted in Guatemala this year. Dozens more landed and took off again. This plane made news when it was flown out by a Guatalmalan Air Force pilot. The narco jet was a Hawker Siddeley HS 125/Hawker 800, an aircraft known for its hardy airframe and landing gear.
“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.Air routes have proven difficult to block. Enforcement in Guatemala’s remote corners is almost nonexistent.
“Their resources are infinite, and we are just trying to keep up.” 90% of the cocaine consumed in the US transits through Guatemala. Airstrips are being cut into Laguna Del Tire National Park to land jets of cocaine. Jets can carry more than $100m worth of cocaine. 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 National Park has no such dangers.
See ----->Mexican military opens fire on cartel plane carrying drugs
See ----->Narco plane lands on Mexican highway in Quintana Roo

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Justice extremely slow for busted Halifax cop

A Halifax cop facing four criminal charges was not ready to make an election or enter pleas when he appeared in court by phone. It was the fifth time the allegations against Const. Jacob Farr have been in Halifax provincial court since he was charged by the Serious Incident Response Team in July. Farr, 31, faces two counts of assault in relation to an Oct. 12, 2020, arrest. He’s also charged with obstructing police and breach of trust for failing to report his actions in police reports as required. Farr remains suspended with pay. He has been on the force since since December 2017.
See ----->Halifax cops pepper spray 10 year old girl while rousting homeless

Saturday, December 25, 2021

UK 'Pablo Escobar' Deamer gets Xmas dinner

They lived in a hillside villa on the edge of Rionegro, Escobar’s home town.
As a key figure in a £354m cocaine ring, Andrew Deamer was used to a gangster’s lifestyle. Dubbed the East Midlands Escobar, his Christmas dinner is in La Picota jail in Bogota. Deamer spent Christmas apart from Colombian wife Marcela Zapaleta and their 10 golden retrievers. They drove a Rolls-Royce.
Deamer disguised cocaine as dog and cat food and shipped it to the UK, mainland Europe and the US. Deamer cut a deal for or a lighter sentence of 14 years and eight months.
See ----->‘Britain’s Escobar’ Andrew Deamer arrested in dawn raid

Friday, December 24, 2021

Cocaine on the rise in Morocco

Moroccan cops seized more than 1.4 tons of cocaine in 2021. In October, cops intercepted a shipment of 1.3 tons of cocaine in the port of Tangiers, coming from Brazil and bound for Antwerp.
The smuggling of cocaine surged as drug cartels test using the North African country as a platform for the route into Europe.
Smuggling of cocaine was carried out using the “rip-on / rip-off" method. Smugglers break the customs seals on a container, load the container with cocaine, and then attach counterfeit and illegal seals.

Cuba's Hotel Nacional

Havana's Hotel Nacional has borne witness to some of the biggest events of Cuban history over it's 91 years. It was once bombed as part of a conflict between rival units of Cuba's military, hosted a summit of mafia dons, was a key site of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and was a holiday jaunt for Hollywood's A-listers. Las Vegas didn't exist and Cuba was the perfect place for gambling due to its proximity to the United States, the climate, the beaches, the rum. Perched on a hill overlooking the Straits of Florida, the Hotel Nacional was opened on December 30, 1930, financed partly with mob money. Havana was ideally placed to become the gambling capital of the world.
The Havana Conference was organized by Charles 'Lucky' Luciano, and brought together top mobsters from crime families across the US. The Havana conference ended on December 26, 1946.
The Mob’s role in Cuba exploded. It ended on January 1, 1959, with the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista.
Among the topics was Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel and his Flamingo Hotel. Siegel had been sent to Vegas to oversee construction of the new resort. When the budget swelled from $1m to $6m, mobsters suspected that Siegel, along with mistress Virginia Hill, were skimming. Meyer Lansky passionately defended Siegel at the Havana meeting. It was a temporary reprieve. Siegel was gunned down on June 20, 1947.
See ----->'Bugsy' Siegel