Saturday, January 22, 2022

Trial begins for HA Sansalone, others

Four men accused of operating a high-level MDMA and cocaine importation ring have begun to have their cases heard in pretrial hearings in B.C. court. Martino Calabretti, Daniel Alexander and Zlatko Gavric face charges of conspiracy to import cocaine. Calabretti and Vincenzo Sansalone, a full patch member of the Hells Angels' Haney chapter, also face charges of trafficking in MDMA (ecstacy) and MDA (synthetic amphetamine).
The case came after a complex investigation led by federal RCMP officers based in Kelowna. Raids came in March 2018 throughout the Lower Mainland. 12 kg of MDMA and $380k in cash was seized. More than 200 investigators, several RCMP units and U.S. cops were involved. Charges were laid in April 2021.