|Salvatore Scoppa, a figurehead of the Montreal mafia, is suspected of knowing much about the double murder of Daniel Pierre and Mohamed Qazi Ali, two men also linked to organized crime. The two men disappeared in Blainville on September 25 and 26, 2013. Police believe they were liquidated by the mafia.|
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
|McCarthy likely faces an overall prison term of 58 months less time served as a result of a joint recommendation in September.|
Monday, June 19, 2017
|Smart phones seized in the investigation revealed that after the hit was called off, Gay sent a text message to Tate saying: “I scrapped it bro. There was a man with his child passing by at the same moment.” |
“It was perfect. It was just the kid who fucked the ambience. We will redo it in the same way, the same place, the same location so it will work,” Tate wrote. Gosselin was killed the following night, after arriving home from a grocery store. Gay texted: “I have begun to have a taste for this.”
|The busts are connected to 'Project Chronic', where 90 people are in custody and police expect to arrest 35 more after conducting dozens of raids targeting the Driftwood Crips. Members of the Driftwood Crips operated a cell in Sudbury and were targeted there. Driftwood Crips were supplying a large quantity of fentanyl and cocaine to a network of dealers in the Sudbury area, including the Hells Angels.|
Sunday, June 18, 2017
|Police seized the entire inventory of a gun store in Cardston, Alberta, after a five-month probe found its owners were trafficking firearms illegally. ALERT's organized crime and gang team carried out a search warrant at K & D Implements on May 29th. Dean Sommerfeldt, 58, and Todd Sommerfeldt, 31 were charged with numerous offences.|
Charges include trafficking a firearm, possession of weapons for the purpose of trafficking and careless storage of a restricted weapon.
|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.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
|Dustin Wadsworth, convicted last year for trafficking, died Tuesday of a suspected overdose. Wadsworth was closely associated to the WolfPack gang alliance. Hells Angel Damion Ryan and other associates have been posting their condolences on social media.|
Wadsworth was arrested in October 2014 after police seized 10 ounces of cocaine. His home was searched and police found $57,000 cash, cutting agents, drug paraphernalia and ecstasy pills. At the time Wadsworth was on bail on drug charges when he and Arash Younus were caught with $250,000 worth of drugs.
|Staff Sgt. Lindsey Houghton said that “it appears that Dustin Wadsworth, like many others associated to the often dangerous gang and drug world, has fallen victim to the same products that have claimed so many other lives. It doesn’t matter if you’re a long-time drug dealer, a hardened gang member, or a teenager experimenting with drugs for the first time, no one is immune to their potentially deadly effects”|
Friday, June 16, 2017
|One of Toronto's older, more violent street gangs — the Driftwood Crips — has been dismantled for the second time in a decade. Toronto Police say a year-long investigation — dubbed Project Kronic — culminated Thursday in a series of pre-dawn raids across the province. More than 800 officers from 20 forces executed 77 search warrants in Kingston, London, Sudbury, Niagara Region and other locations. Officers hauled in some 120 alleged gang members and associates on more than 660 charges relating to criminal organization offences, attempted murder, kidnapping conspiracies, robbery and trafficking in firearms and drugs.|
|Over the last decade, a new generation of gang bangers stepped in to fill the void of the first bust. Operations expanded across the country, according to police.|
“We allege the Driftwood Crips are a criminal organization comprised of a number of different cells operating throughout Ontario and Western Canada”
|Driftwood Crips have been active in the gun and drug trade since the mid-1990s. In 2005, three brothers — who cops referred to as the “three generals” — sat at the helm of the Driftwood Crips.|
Thursday, June 15, 2017
|Charles Huneault, considered by the police as a money lender linked to the Hells Angels, and four other individuals were released from charges of gangsterism and tax evasion.|
In addition to gangsterism and fraud against Revenue Québec, Charles Huneault and the other four were charged with conspiracy, laundering proceeds of crime and theft of more than $ 5,000.
At the time police said the fraud was at least $ 23m
|The defense said a 24-month delay was due to the prosecution's lack of preparation. Lawyers argued that the trial of the accused, which had been scheduled for January 2019, would have ended 53 months and 11 days after their arrest, had it taken place.|
The Jordan decision, rendered by the Supreme Court in the summer of 2016, sets the limit of proceedings at one and a half years.