Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Massive Police Operation in Germany target HA

Over 700 police including special forces in 16 cities have raided about 50 properties. Due to the "dangerousness of some bikers" police have used special task forces and dogs in some locations. HA are strongly entrenched in North Rhine-Westphalia. The biker gang and its purpose and activities are in violation of criminal law, according to the NRW interior ministry’s statement.
The ban was reportedly justified because of ample evidence, the gang had been monitored for some time.
“The law does not accept that parallel societies can proliferate in which their authority and monopoly on violence are ignored" said NRW interior minister Herbert Reul.
Police are confiscating assets, including motorcycles belonging to members. “The members of the organization have demonstrated they are criminals. Their everyday lives consist of violence, weapons, drugs and forced prostitution" said Raul. The ban is part of a zero-tolerance strategy of the state government against criminal biker gangs, he added.

The first German chapter of the Hells Angels was founded in 1970 in Hamburg. Hells Angels are notorious in Germany for their permanent links to corruption, violence, drug dealing, human trafficking, arms trading and murder. It is estimated upwards of 6,000 OMG members are effected by new German laws.
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Bronx drug Kingpin pulls 14 years

Bronx drug lord Jose 'Hippie' Mercedes was sentenced to 14 years in prison after being caught trying to pull off one of the biggest heroin deals in New York State history. He often sent relatives and even his own son as collateral for his multi-million dollar drug deals. Mercedes was caught with 70 pounds of heroin worth more than $50 million in 2015.

The 49-year-old kingpin ran the drug trafficking scheme from his apartment in the Bronx.
Mercedes imported his supply by land from the Sinaloa Cartel in Culiacán, Mexico. According to prosecutors he employed his son, brother, nieces and nephews in the business. Mercedes’ son suffered a serious head injury during one of the trips to Mexico.

Police also seized $2 million

Cops recovered 70 kilograms of heroin from the floor of a Chevrolet Suburban

Synthetic organic chemistry - Evil versus Good

Fatal doses of heroin, fentanyl and carfentanil
The world hardly needs a more efficient way to make fentanyl. The last thing the world needs is a list of analogs and the procedures to make them so strong they make fentanyl look like bubble gum. Sadly a published paper gives us both.
Replacing the hydrogen atom (red circle) in fentanyl with what is called a carbomethoxy group (blue circle), you now have carfentanil, which is 20 times more potent than fentanyl and 1000 times more than morphine.
A lethal dose of fentanyl is about one milligram, so a lethal dose of carfentanil would be 50 micrograms. One poppy seed weighs about 0.3 milligrams. So a lethal dose of carfentanil would be approximately one-sixth the weight of a poppy seed.
But even carfentanil isn't even the most potent fentanyl analog out there. That 'honor' belongs to a derivative called ohmefentanyl. Two simple modifications ... the addition of one methyl group and one hydroxyl group (blue circles)— makes the molecule 6.3 times more potent than carfentanil, 126 times more than fentanyl, and 6,300 times more than morphine.

The estimated lethal dose of ohmefentanyl is 0.16 micrograms, which means that one poppy seed's worth (300 micrograms) of ohmefentanyl is enough to kill 1900 people. One ounce (28 grams, 28,000,000 micrograms) would be enough to kill 175 million people.
But organic synthesis has also been responsible for Taxol, a very important cancer drug that treats ovarian and other cancers. The natural source, the bark of the Pacific yew tree could never provide enough of the drug. But chemists figured out a way to make it. Without this important advance, a drug that has saved many thousands of lives would not be available today.

Such is the power of synthetic organic chemistry.

Ex Nomad HA James Holland Whacked

Former B.C. Hells Angel James Clayton Holland, 43, was shot several times behind a marijuana dispensary in Toronto. He was once a member of the elite Nomads chapter of the Hells Angels, then based in Burnaby. He was kicked out of the HA on bad terms in 2006 after a dispute, but continued to operate in B.C. for years.

Before Holland relocated to Ontario, he often stayed in the Wall Centre hotel in Vancouver, where Holland’s close friend Sandip Duhre was murdered in January 2012.
Police would “always see his Lamborghini come tearing out of that Wall Centre parkade.”

Holland and Duhre were so close that Holland loaned Duhre a customized BMW that had been made bulletproof. A gunman opened fire on the car in July 2005, but the bullets bounced off.

Evidence linked Dean Michael Wiwchar as the triggerman to the 2012 Duhre murder, but he hasn't been charged.

Monday, October 16, 2017

42kg of Carfentanil seized in GTA

Police have seized 42 kilograms of carfentanil, saying it's believed to be the largest ever seizure of the drug in the country. Police also seized 33 guns and other prohibited devices in their search of a home.
Durham regional police seized 53 kilograms of unknown substances from a Pickering, Ontario home on September 20th and Health Canada has confirmed 42 kilograms of that was carfentanil. 33-year-old Maisum Ansari of Oshawa was charged with 337 firearm-related offences and possession of carfentanil for the purpose of trafficking.

Carfentanil is 100 times more powerful than fentanyl, meaning a dose of 0.02 mg is enough to kill a human being. That amount is smaller than a grain of salt. Police said the street value was estimated at $13 million, but that number is likely higher.

Mongrel Mob Boss fails to overturn Meth conviction

Mongrel Mob boss Jeremiah Christopher Sua has failed to convince the courts he's in prison for methamphetamine dealing because his lawyer was incompetent. The preacher's son, who became the Mongrel Mob's Manawatū president, was jailed in 2014 for five years and 11 months for his role in a methamphetamine supply ring.

Dubbed 'Operation Cargo' Sua and five others were nailed. Sua was charged with 11 offences, but pleaded guilty to two – supplying and conspiring to supply methamphetamine.
Despite the guilty pleas, the mobster claimed his lawyer failed him in many ways, including telling him he had no tenable defence and he would get a sentence of two years and six months' jail if he pleaded guilty.

Sua was also convicted in 2005 for methamphetamine trafficking. The court did not accept Sua's arguments, saying they were not credible. The Mongrel Mob is an organized street gang based in New Zealand that has a network of more than thirty chapters throughout the country. They have also expanded into Australia.
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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Jamie Bacon files 'Jordan' application

The trial for former Red Scorpions leader Jamie Bacon is set for March 2018, nearly nine years after he was arrested in a police take-down outside his Abbotsford home on April 4, 2009. Charges were laid in 2009 against four Red Scorpion gangsters, including the alleged plot mastermind, Jamie Bacon. Two of those charged, Cody Haevischer and Matthew Johnston, were convicted of first-degree murder in 2014 and sentenced to life in prison.

Like the pretrial proceedings, the 'Jordan' application will be held in a closed court with no access by the public or media. It's impossible to know why there have been so many delays in the Bacon matter because of the publication bans and closed hearings.
Bacon has been in pretrial custody for eight and a half years, a near record in B.C. Assuming credit for time and one half while in pre-trial custody, Bacon has already basically served the equivalent of an almost 13 year sentence. His 'Jordan' application was supposed to be heard on Sept. 11th. Another matter had precedence and it has yet to be rescheduled.

Many of those involved in the Surrey Six murder have been released. Red Scorpion founder Michael Le, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy is now out of jail after serving a three-year term. Sophon Sek, who pleaded guilty to break and enter for helping the killers access the suite, is up before the Parole Board next month.
Bacon won a court decision over his detention. The case over Bacon's jail conditions was decided in June 2010 with a scathing 103-page ruling that agreed Bacon’s rights had been violated when he was held in solitary confinement and locked down 23 hours a day, and had his phone privileges and visits curtailed without reason.

During the court proceedings, it came to light that all of Bacon’s calls to his lawyer had been recorded during an eight-month period in 2009.

Mafia kingpin arrested after trying to buy ticket to watch Napoli play Inter Milan

33-year-old mafia kingpin Emanuele Niola has been arrested... after he tried to buy a ticket to watch soccer club Napoli. He had been on the run since a Naples court gave him a six-year prison term for drug trafficking.

Niola was originally held in 2013 as part of a crackdown on the Camorra, southern Italy's network of organized crime. Niola is considered to be a prominent element of the Di Lauro clan's international drug cartel.
Niola was betrayed by his passion for Naples. The person who was trying to book tickets by phone said only the first name, stumbling on the second. Suspicious police traced the call and armed Carabinieri flooded the district - and nabbed the fugitive mobster at a car wash. Niola was a key member of the powerful Di Lauro clan, headed by godfather Marco Di Lauro with his sons.

Playboy Gangster Crips busted on Facebook

On the streets of Northwest Detroit, the Playboy Gangster Crips (PGC) are known as ruthless thugs who live for violence. One bragged on social media "we shoot, steal and rob." Another gang member advertised an AK-47 for sale on Facebook for $200. Another posted a handgun for sale for $275.

They're not bragging anymore. 14 members of the Playboy Gangster Crips were indicted on a slew of criminal charges, 72 in all. Also referred to as the Thirty-Third Gangstas or the Trey Trey Gangstas, the PGC claim a section of northwest Detroit as their exclusive territory.

Andrew 'Danger' Tinsley was found selling a .38 caliber handgun for $275 with the following text: "I bkang my set TTG P.B.G.C.^ 33rd if yall didn't kno im DVNG3R Coripppp"

Donning navy blue bandannas called "flags," PGC members boast their gang-related activity on social media and even have their own language, replacing the letter "K" with a "C" and also refrain from using the letter "B" because it's associated with their rival gang, the Bloods.

The indictment comes one week after the FBI released data showing violent crime in Detroit surged 15.7 percent last year, an increase that ranked it as the nation’s most violent big city.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Much Feared MS-13 leader Blanco captured in Guatemala

Angel Gabriel Reyes Marroquin, known as Blanco or White, was captured Friday, 30 miles west of Guatemala City. He is one of the most feared leaders of the Mara Salvatrucha gang – a criminal cartel that has terrorized Central America and the US.

Police believe he is responsible for 10 murders in the past month alone. The gang's violence is without peer.
Reyes was behind the storming of one of Guatemala City’s largest hospitals in August, leading his men into the wards to free another gang member, Anderson Daniel Cabrera Cifuentes. Seven people were killed and 12 wounded in the incident at the Roosevelt Hospital, which caused outrage in the country. Cifuentes escaped with Reyes.

Marroquin is described as one of nine national leaders of the Mara Salvatruchas, and has been accused of 287 murders.

In the 18 months before a recent Trump speech targeting MS-13, the gang had been implicated in 17 murders in Long Island alone.
MS-13 was founded in Los Angeles by Salvadoran migrants. In the 1990s the US deported tens of thousands of undocumented gang members back to Central America, where the gang flourished. There are now believed to be more than 70,000 members in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.
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Gangster Ibrahim Amjad Ibrahim, 30, whacked in Richmond

Ibrahim Amjad Ibrahim, 30, was found dead from gunshot wounds in Richmond’s Garden City Park on Tuesday morning. He was known to police and was one of five men who were the subject of a warning from Surrey RCMP this summer.

Ibrahim was in the company of founding member of the Red Scorpions Konaam Shirzad when Shirzad was shot dead on the evening of Septemeber 21. Ibrahim was not injured in the shooting and did not cooperate with police. Naturally most assume there is a connection between the murders of Shirzad and Ibrahim.
Staff-Sgt. Lindsey Houghton, spokesman for B.C.’s anti-gang police agency, said Ibrahim’s death was not unexpected. “It comes as no surprise to us — it certainly comes as no surprise to me,” Houghton said. “It has happened many, many times before, and it will happen again.” Warning the targeted gangsters, and the public, apparently does nothing to stop them from becoming statistics. The four other men whose names and photos were released at the same time as Ibrahim’s — Karman Grewal of Vancouver, Manbir Grewal of Coquitlam, and Indervir Johal and Harmeet Sanghera of Surrey — continue to be considered public safety risks.
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Friday, October 13, 2017

Hitman shoots rival at point blank range in Birmingham

Chad Greatbatch shot his victim with a 9mm pistol as he sat in a parked car in West Midlands.
Members of the Burger Bar Boys
Greatbatch was linked to gang activity in Birmingham. Greatbatch initially denied attempted murder but went on to enter a guilty plea – and at Birmingham Crown Court on October 6 he was jailed for 25 years. The sentence will run consecutively to his current jail term which means he faces more than 30 years behind bars.

West Midlands Police are tackling an escalating crime wave involving street gangs involved in a deadly turf war in Birmingham. Gangs are behind an explosion of violence including dozens of shootings, stabbings, carjackings and robberies. The Frankley Killers, the 247365 and the 61 groups are among the gangs linked to a growing list of offences in the Northfield, Kings Norton, Longbridge and Bartley Green areas since January 2016.