11-01-2012, 09:14 AM #1
Canada - Police carry out massive raid in Quebec, Ontario and B.C.More than 1,000 police officers joined forces Thursday morning to execute dozens of search warrants across Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia.
The operation began just before 6 a.m. ET as scores of officers with the Surete Du Quebec (SQ), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and regional police forces began sweeping into various locations.
Details are scarce, but Sgt. Daniel Thibaudeau of the SQ, which is leading the operation, confirmed that officers are targeting an organized crime network.
Initial reports indicate the network is involved in drug trafficking, mainly cocaine.
A backlog of police vans and squad cars were visible outside Montreal police headquarters early Thursday.
The raids are believed to be the largest police operation Quebec has seen since 2009, when officers carried out a sweep that targeted the Hells Angels motorcycle club, CTV’s Montreal Bureau Chief Genevieve Beauchemin told Canada AM on Thursday.
Police said 156 people were arrested during Operation SharQc, an acronym for Strategy Hells Angels Region of Quebec. Like Thursday’s raids, the SQ worked in conjunction with the RCMP.
Investigators are expected to share more details about the sweep at a 2 p.m. news conference in Montreal.
Justice for Holly Bobo🎀
11-01-2012, 09:16 AM #2
Massive raid targets nationwide drug trafficking ring
MONTREAL – Close to 1,000 police officers are being deployed this morning in a massive raid against an alleged nationwide narcotics trafficking ring.
Authorities say several searches and arrests are expected in roughly 30 municipalities in Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia.Justice for Holly Bobo🎀
11-01-2012, 07:49 PM #3Police in Quebec say they have foiled gangsters from British Columbia’s Lower Mainland who were making a move into the local cocaine trafficking market to fill the void left by recent crackdowns against the Hells Angels and the Rizzuto Mafia family.
In a major operation that mobilized more than 1,000 officers in Quebec, Ontario and B.C., police executed pre-dawn raids Thursday, looking for 128 suspects.Police said 103 suspects were arrested Thursday, including Larry Amero, previously identified in court proceedings as a full-patch member of the B.C. Hells Angels.Justice for Holly Bobo🎀
11-21-2012, 12:45 AM #4Government goes after Hells Angels clubhouses in East Van, Kelowna
Full text of the 13 pg "Notice of Civil Claim - Civil Forfeiture":
12-11-2013, 01:53 PM #5
Scarey stuff ...
Ex-Montreal cop charged of selling secrets to bikers top seek bail ...
Roberge's wife is a Montreal-based Crown prosecutor who specialized in fighting organized crime.
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