Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Trial for HA Vincenzo Sansalone, others - 'solution' pending

Vincenzo Sansalone
A trial for one or more of four men facing U.S.-Canada drug trafficking charges could be averted with a negotiated resolution, court heard Oct. 25. “We are heading toward resolution on this,” Sansalone’s lawyer said. Martino Calabretti, Daniel Alexander and Zlatko Gavric face charges of conspiracy to import cocaine. Calabretti and Vincenzo Sansalone, a full patch member Hells Angels Haney chapter, also face charges of trafficking in MDMA (ecstacy) and MDA. Raids came in March 2018 throughout the Lower Mainland.
12 kg of MDMA and $380k in cash was seized. The case came after a complex investigation led by federal RCMP officers based in Kelowna. More than 200 investigators, several RCMP units and U.S. cops were involved. Charges were laid in April 2021. In 2011, Sansalone was convicted in Ontario for trafficking GHB. It was the largest seizure of the ‘date rape’ drug in Canadian history. He was sentenced to six years in jail.