Thursday, October 5, 2023

Bahman Djebelibak fingered for fentanyl precursors

Djebelibak, aka Bobby Shah, is said to be a major player in Chinese fentanyl syndicate networks.
Bahman Djebelibak, known as Bobby Shah, is among 28 individuals and companies sanctioned by the U.S. The U.S. Treasury says Djebelibak, through his Valerian Labs Inc. and Valerian Labs Distribution Corp., was a major customer of Jinhu Minsheng Pharmaceutical Machinery. Jinhu Minsheng sells pill-press machines with “pharmaceutical imprints on ecommerce platforms and has provided pill dies for counterfeit oxycodone M30 tablets.” His companies are based at 1971 Broadway Street in Port Coquitlam. Here.
“Valerian Labs Inc. has received shipments of methylamine hydrochloride, which is a precursor chemical used to produce methamphetamine and MDMA. Valerian Labs Distribution Corp. has tried to procure 2,000 litres of chloroform, 800 litres of dichloromethane and 200 kilograms of iodine, substances used in the production of fentanyl, heroin, and methamphetamine.” He is accountable for “the international proliferation of illicit drugs or their means of production.” Djebelibak and his deceased wife, Ramina Shah, were caught up in 2018 cop raids of Valerian Labs and the couple’s mansion, which led to a failed B.C. civil forfeiture action after cops violated their rights.
At the couple’s $2.9m mansion in Maple Ridge, cops seized a Land Rover, a Porsche and a 2006 Pontiac G6. A hidden compartment in the car contained two kilograms of fentanyl, a one kilo brick of cocaine, and cutting agents. In January 2022, realtor Ramina Shah was stabbed to death in a parkade in Coquitlam. Djeblibak has been implicated in money laundering and fraud dating to the early 2000s. The couple claimed they earned just $20k per year.