Category Archives: Crime

China set up crime web in Canada, report says

The Chinese government and Asian criminal gangs have been working together in drug smuggling, nuclear espionage and other criminal activities that constitute a grave threat to Canadian security, a secret study by federal law-enforcement and intelligence analysts says.

“In many ways, China remains one of the greatest ongoing threats to Canada‘s national security and Canadian industry,” the report says.

The study, titled Chinese Intelligence Services and Triads Financial Links in Canada, was prepared in June, 1997, by as many as five analysts from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service who worked for about two years using classified files from both agencies.

Copies of the original draft were destroyed or kept under lock and key until The Globe and Mail obtained one this week.


Anthony Weiner is out of prison… will he reach out to Jussie Smollet and explain the etiquette of jailhouse dating?

Disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner has been transferred from Federal prison into a New York half-way house ahead of his release from custody.

Weiner was jailed for 21 months in November 2017 after he pleaded guilty to sexting a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina.

Initially, Weiner had been scheduled for release in August 2019 although now he is expected to be freed on May 14


Where El Chapo Could End Up: A Prison ‘Not Designed for Humanity’

In the coming months, as the infamous drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera is finally sentenced and put behind bars, his American jailers will confront a question that long bedeviled their counterparts in Mexico: Given Mr. Guzmán’s Houdini-like talent for breaking out of prison — a trick he pulled off twice — where, and under what conditions, should he be incarcerated?

Ultimately, prison officials will make that decision, but lawyers for the kingpin known as El Chapo warned him after his conviction this week on drug conspiracy charges that he is likely to be sent to the country’s most forbidding federal lockup, the United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility in Florence, Colo., often referred to as the ADX. More colloquially known as the Alcatraz of the Rockies, the ADX was meant to be both punitive and escape-proof, a penal fortress where inmates spend 23 hours a day inside their cells with little human contact and only one window, three feet high and four inches wide.


Police shelve plan to implement gunshot detection technology ShotSpotter

The Toronto Police Service will not be moving forward with implementing new gunshot-detection technology ShotSpotter due to legal concerns, Police Chief Mark Saunders confirms.

Last summer, city council voted in favour of investigating whether to implement the technology in Toronto but in an interview with CP24 on Thursday, Saunders confirmed that he has opted to shelve ShotSpotter for now.

ShotSpotter, which has been utilized by police departments in Chicago, Denver, and New York, uses microphones to triangulate sound waves to help officers accurately detect the location of where gunshots were fired.

Somehow “privacy issues” doesn’t sound like the real reason this project was shelved.


El Chapo cries after he arrives in New York

He’s not such a tough guy.

Murderous Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman appeared scared and teary after arriving in New York under ultra-heavy federal guard in January 2017 to face charges, according to video released by the feds Tuesday.

Biting his lip, his eyes red as he appeared to continually fight back tears, the small-fry cartel killer — who was convicted in Brooklyn court Tuesday and now faces life in prison — was a far cry from the picture painted of him by US authorities as the ruthless head of the world’s largest illicit-drug network.


Canadian money laundering ring a tribute to vibrant diversity

Here are the names of those charged.

Montreal cell

  • Mohamad Jaber, 51 years, Laval
  • Kamel Ghaddar, 39 years old, Laval
  • Eric Bradette, 36 years old, L’Assomption
  • Sergio Violetta Galvez, 43 years old, Laval
  • Alexei Parasenco, 26 years old, Montreal
  • Mario Maratta 64, years old, Sainte-Sophie
  • Sorin Ehrlich, 62 years old, Montreal
  • Gary Maybee, 57 years old, Austin

Ontario cell

  • Nader Gramian-Nik, 56 years old, Vaughan
  • Tania Geramian-Nik, 28 years old, Vaughan
  • Sahar Shojaei, 45 years old, Thornhill
  • Thomas Hsueh, 47 years old, Thornhill
  • Mohammadreza Sheikhhassani, 55 years old, Richmond Hill
  • Shabnam Mansouri, 38 years old, Maple

Number of stabbing homicides in England and Wales at highest level ever recorded

Knife homicides in England and Wales hit a record high during the 12 months up to March 2018, with the deaths “destroying lives and shattering communities.” 285 killings were committed, the biggest number since records began.

The report, released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), shows that homicides caused by a knife or sharp instrument, increased by a whopping 73 on the same period for 2016-2017. The previous high was recorded in 2008 when 268 victims died.


Judge to decide whether Quebec City mosque shooter will ever be eligible for parole

The families of the six men killed in the 2017 Quebec City mosque attack will learn today if the man who shot their loved ones will spend his life in prison.

Alexandre Bissonnette, now 29, could receive the longest prison sentence in Canadian history if Superior Court Justice François Huo​t decides to make him ineligible for parole for 150 years.


Man is fatally shot in the head ‘by an MS-13 gang member’ at a crowded New York subway station

A 20-year-old man has been shot dead in broad daylight at a New York subway station with the horrifying gang-related killing captured on camera by fellow passengers.

Police believe the victim and two other men were arguing on a Manhattan-bound 7 train on Sunday afternoon when the deadly fight spilled out onto the platform in Queens.

It is believed the fight was gang-related with the gunman reportedly being a member of MS-13 and the victim part of rival Queens gang 18th Street.