Thursday, November 16, 2023

Talal Fouani at stage of mental breakdown

Talal Fouani
"I have spent half a million to get here I have no more money,' Talal Fouani whines. 'My mental health is depleted.' He says he is too poor and can no longer pay for lawyers. “I don’t even have a bank account, I can’t get Legal Aid, I can’t do anything in this country anymore,” he said. “I’m at a stage of a mental breakdown.”
Talal Fouani, 46, was busted after Alberta cops seized an estimated $55m in drugs in a cross-border investigation. Project Cobra began in 2020 and was a joint effort between the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT), RCMP and the DEA. 928 kg of meth and 6 kg of cocaine were seized as a result of the three-year investigation. $7m worth of assets were seized or placed under criminal restraint, including 11 vehicles and two mansions. Nineteen firearms were seized, including handguns, rifles, submachine guns and suppressors. Ricco King, 50, is facing five charges.

15 people and one business (Fouani Equity Funds Ltd.) were charged with 80 criminal offences.
King is the ringleader of the group. He is facing a charge of drug trafficking, three counts of participating in a criminal organization and two counts of laundering proceeds of a crime. King was previously busted for attempting to import cocaine in 2016. HERE. Those charges were stayed due to unreasonable delay.

Fouani survived, but his wife, Nakita Baron, 31, did not. A week after the killing, Michael Tyrel Arnold, 34, was charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder.
Fouani and his wife were shot in their Bentley outside their upscale Calgary home.