Judge rules police don’t have right to keep Cadillac of Paul Porter, Ottawa Hells Angels Nomads president, after drug bust. Porter, who has lost a lot of weight since the days he was nicknamed “Sasquatch”, will have to pay for its storage, however.
A recent police operation against the Hells Angels in Kelowna is proof that gang activity’s up in the Okanagan, including Kelowna, which is Canada’s fastest growing city, the RCMP say.
There’s no mention of whether it’s connected to the tensions around the return of underworld boss Vito Rizzuto from an American prison in five months. There’s also not a mention of the names of the two men who were shot in a St. Leonard cafe by masked gunmen. Still, the underworld violence is taking place on an almost daily basis as the Rizzuto return countdown continues.
Arsonists hit restaurants in Montreal building owned by friends of Vito Rizzuto. Expect things to get hotter as the countdown to Rizzuto’s return to Montreal from an American prison on October 6 picks up steam.
13 Quebec Hells Angels pleaded guilty to murder and murder conspiracy and it hardly made a ripple in the news. Is the public weary of those stories out of Quebec? Is it expected so it’s hardly news? The real story here seems to be that 22 murder charges were dropped and the killers’ sentences were cut in half.
A day after officers in balaclavas and bullet-proof vests raided the Kelowna Hells Angels, RCMP announce they’ve charged the charter’s vice president with a variety of drug offences relating to an international trafficking network. Police say the 20-month operation involved undercover world in Panama, Mexico and other parts of Canada.
Police wearing balaclavas and bullet-proof vests raided the Hells Angels’ clubhouse in Kelowna, B.C., leaving with bags full of evidence. There were plenty of out-of-town police present. The clubhouse was apparently empty at the time of the raid and there were no reported arrests. More details expected Monday.
Quebec police don’t plan to dive waters under Jacques-Cartier Bridge by Montreal in search of hundreds of murder weapons. There have been widespread arrests in the crimes and the river’s currents may have moved the gun.
The water levels have gone up in the St. Lawrence. Global warming? Changes in Eastern Canadian river drainage patterns? Or Hells Angels dumping murder weapons, knowing it will be easy to find new ones the next time they get the urge to fire in anger or for business. Perhaps the most interesting part of this leaked report is that three Hells Angels agreed to talk with academics for this report.
I thought when I started reading this article that it would end with a big police operation against the Texas Bandidos going into the ditch. Not so. The bust stuck and the Harleys of Papa John Pena Medellin and his buds will be riderless for the forseeable future.