Translate

Custom Search

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Blinkx Video: Crips and Bloods - Gang Fight

Posted On 18:29 0 comments


Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Miquel Demucha,and Maure Esparza are charged with fleeing to elude, possession of weapons on school property, possession of alcohol on school property

Posted On 01:29 0 comments

Miquel Demucha, of 707 Burchfield Ave., and Maure Esparza, of 304 Rowena St., are charged with fleeing to elude, possession of weapons on school property, possession of alcohol on school property, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and violation of the Street Gangs Act. Both were being held in the Whitfield County Jail without bond Tuesday night.They told deputies they were at the school to meet some students for lunch. They drove away from the school, at 2818 Airport Road, in a black Ford Expedition shortly after noon, according to a report from the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office. They were stopped at a car wash at the intersection of Airport Road and West Avenue and told deputies “there was more room behind the car wash” when asked why they left the parking lot.Deputies found a handgun, a knife, a can of beer and .22 caliber bullets in the car. Detectives also found “several pieces of paper with gang writing on them,” the report said. A “roach” tested positive for marijuana. Esparza was carrying an unwrapped razor blade, the report said.


Wayne Ordakowski,member of the Mongols Outlaw Motorcycle Gang, was indicted by a federal grand jury

Posted On 01:26 0 comments

Wayne Ordakowski, also known as “Lumpy,” is charged with assisting fellow gang members and preventing agents from apprehending his alleged co-conspirators. He faces a maximum of 15 years in prison and up to $500,000 in fines. Ordakowski, 48, a member of the Mongols Outlaw Motorcycle Gang, was indicted by a federal grand jury in August and arrested Oct. 21 in a nationwide sweep, which included 10 other arrests in Denver.Investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives said Mongols gang members Benjamine Maestas and Leonard Martinez executed a scheme in August 2007 to defraud Loud Financial LLC by using false representations to illegally secure a $25,000 loan for a 2006 chopper at Hacienda Harley-Davidson in Scottsdale, Ariz.Shortly after law enforcement officers began their investigation into the wire fraud, Maestas sent several text messages to Ordakowski, who had direct knowledge of the scheme. Maestas allegedly told him to “act stupid” if the “cops call,” and promised Ordakowski a post as vice president of the Okane Park Chapter of the Mongols for withholding vital information from authorities. Maestas also offered three chapter prospects to work free “hard labor” for Ordakowski, the indictment says.Mass arrests of Mongols members were made in Los Angeles, where 79 defendants are being prosecuted, 73 of which face racketeering charges, a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Denver said. Federal search and arrest warrants were executed in seven states, including Colorado, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Florida and Ohio.In addition to the California arrests, agents served six federal search warrants throughout the Denver area and confiscated a stolen .25 caliber pistol, Colt .38 revolver, shotgun, Taurus .380 pistol, ammunition, Mongols paraphernalia, cell phones and a computer. The Parker Police Department and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the investigation.
The Denver area gang members face charges of drug trafficking, federal firearms violations, wire fraud, witness tampering, and trafficking in vehicle parts with serial numbers removed. Some higher-ranking members in Los Angeles face up to 40 years in prison and $2 million in fines.“These types of investigations are part of the ATF’s overall enforcement strategy to target the most violent offenders within our communities,” said ATF special agent in charge Richard Chase. “[Last week’s] success is the result of a combined federal, state, and local law enforcement effort and good police work.”The Mongols Outlaw Motorcycle Gang, formed in Montebello, Calif. in the 1970s, claims 600 members nationwide. Many of the Mongols were allegedly recruited from some of the most violent street gangs.The name “Mongols,” which is emblazoned on a patch that members wear on their motorcycle jackets, was trademarked by the gang. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California obtained a court order last week that immediately prevents gang members from using or displaying the Mongols name or logo.Ordakowski’s next scheduled court date was not immediately available.Parker man withheld information from feds
Ordakowski faces 15 years in prison


Racketeering trial against three alleged members of the Crips -- Tracy Harris, Clinton Knight, and Chester Randall Jr.

Posted On 01:23 0 comments

The racketeering trial against three alleged members of the Crips -- Tracy Harris, Clinton Knight, and Chester Randall Jr. -- continues in a federal court in Wichita, Kansas, two gang leaders -- Armand Little and Trena Ridge -- testified for the government on its organization and mission:Little, who has the street name "Clown" and was a leader of the 357 Crips, said robberies, murders, drug sales and clashing with rival gangs were routine components of life in a gang. The gang had its own internal security, handing out beatings to members who missed meetings or who were "not doing stuff," including fighting rival gangs such as the Bloods, Little said. In his second day of testimony, Ridge told the jury he joined the Crips as a young teenager and helped form a subset called the Duece-Trey Crips, which drew its name from the fact that its members spent most of their time on 23rd Street. * * * Ridge testified that he walked into a back room of a hair salon at 13th and Hillside and saw Harris and another man with eight or nine bricks of cocaine that had been pulled out of a duffel bag. The cocaine had a street value of between $140,000 and $180,000.


Pavel Kulisek was arrested in Los Barriles on March 11 and remains behind bars in a maximum-security Mexican prison.

Posted On 01:19 0 comments

Pavel Kulisek was arrested in Los Barriles on March 11 and remains behind bars in a maximum-security Mexican prison, charged with promoting drug trafficking and organized crime.Friends and family are urging the Canadian government to help a B.C. man jailed in Mexico.About 50 people gathered in front of the Mexican consulate in Vancouver Tuesday to demand help for Pavel Kulisek.His family and lawyer say he was swept up in the arrest of Gustavo Rivera Martinez, an accused drug kingpin and an acquaintance Mr. Kulisek knew only through dirt biking.They say Mr. Kulisek, who lived in North Vancouver before temporarily moving to Mexico with his wife and two young daughters a year ago, was merely in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Mr. Kulesik's wife, Jirina Kuliskova, says her husband's health has deteriorated, leaving him suffering from constant stomach pains and unable to sleep."They spent a few casual bike rides in the town where we lived," Kulisek's wife, Jirina Kuliskova, said."And one night when they were having a hot dog in this little hot dog stand, they were arrested."Kulisek, his wife, and their two young daughters temporarily moved from North Vancouver to Mexico a year ago.In December, Kulisek's lawyer said he was introduced to Martinez, who identified himself as Carlos Herrera, at a motocross race." Martinez was well-respected. He had four little kids that everybody adored. Just a normal family," Kuliskova said.Kulisek's lawyer, Guillermo Cruz Rico, said that was far from the case.
" Martinez is one of the most wanted by the FBI and other American agencies. And apparently this guy was involved in a drug cartel," Cruz Rico said at the rally Tuesday, which drew about 50 people urging the federal government to help.Cruz Rico said the only evidence against his client is a statement made by a former police officer who was arrested with Kulisek, Martinez, and two other men.That former officer, Cruz Rico alleges, accused Kulisek of being in charge of buying real estate properties for the cartel."That is not concrete evidence, and that is not good enough to put somebody under a criminal process in Canada and in Mexico as well," Cruz Rico said."I believe that in order to make a deal he produced this kind of information."Foreign Affairs spokesperson Eugenie Cormier-Lassonde said consular officials, including Canada's ambassador to Mexico, have met with Kulisek and are in contact with Mexican authorities to ensure Kulisek's right to due process is protected.Cormier-Lassonde was unable to provide further details due to privacy concerns.A call to the Mexican embassy in Ottawa was not returned.Cruz Rico was also the lawyer for Brenda Martin, who returned to Canada in May after serving more than two years behind bars in Mexico.Martin was arrested in February 2006 in connection with an Internet fraud scheme run by her ex-boss, Alyn Waage.Kulisek has no criminal record in Canada or the Czech Republic, from where he emigrated in 1990.Cruz Rico said the stress of Kulisek's incarceration appears to be weighing on him more and more."He's in pretty bad shape. When I had the opportunity to meet him for the first time, I thought that he was an optimistic guy," Cruz Rico said."After a few months, he was completely different. He was shaking, he was crying. He said that the worst could happen."Kuliskova said her husband's health has deteriorated since he was arrested."We need help. We need government to help us," Kuliskova said.


Saturday, 25 October 2008

car laden with grenades and other ammunition was discovered at the scene

Posted On 12:13 0 comments

Man has been injured in a shootout at a gas station in the turbulent southern Russian republic of Daghestan, local police said.The incident occurred on the road linking the republic's capital Makhachkala and its second city Derbent late on Wednesday. It is not yet clear what provoked the shooting. A car laden with grenades and other ammunition was discovered at the scene, police said.Daghestan and Russia's other North Caucasus republics have seen a rise in violence recently linked to militants based in neighboring Chechnya and internal fighting between criminal gangs.


Victoria 20 incidents since November last year where victims have been shot while in the street.

Posted On 12:09 0 comments


20 incidents since November last year where victims have been shot while in the street.A number of these incidents have only come to police attention after the victims have arrived at hospitals for medical assistance.Police said officers had been investigating the shootings on an individual basis and recognised the need for a more thorough approach.About 20 people will staff the taskforce, including trained detectives and intelligence support. They will also be assisted by officers from other existing squads.
Detective Superintendent Paul Hollowood from the Crime Department said the major focus of the taskforce was to look at the patterns of shootings and attempt to deter and prevent further attacks.``We believe these incidents are possibly linked with drug-related crime activity and want to send a message to those people involved that we are aware of the links and will be concentrating heavily on prosecuting those involved,'' Det-Supt Hollowood said.He said the taskforce would work like the Purana gangland taskforce and said one of the reasons it was formed was the level of co-operation from alleged victims was not very good.Det-Supt Hollowood said Victoria did not need a specialist bikie taskforce as there was already a group monitoring motorcycle gangs.


Toronto Police were up at the crack of dawn executing warrants at six homes and six related vehicles.

Posted On 12:04 0 comments

Toronto Police say officers were up at the crack of dawn executing warrants at six homes and six related vehicles.Series of early morning raids targeting guns and drugs at locations across the city have landed numerous people in custody.
Exact addresses were not immediately available but sources confirm some of the locations include Bathurst St. and Wilson Ave., Eglinton Ave. W. and Marlee Ave., and Port Union and Kingston Rds.A quantity of crack cocaine and marijuana has been seized, but it's unclear how many, if any, firearms were found.Police are being tight-lipped about the raids so far, so it's also not known how many people have been arrested.However, it's believed several people are being held at 32 Division in North York."The investigation is ongoing," Const. Tony Vella said.Exact addresses were not immediately available but sources confirm some of the locations include Bathurst St. and Wilson Ave., Eglinton Ave. W. and Marlee Ave., and Port Union and Kingston Rds.A quantity of crack cocaine and marijuana has been seized, but it's unclear how many, if any, firearms were found.Police are being tight-lipped about the raids so far, so it's also not known how many people have been arrested.
However, it's believed several people are being held at 32 Division in North York."The investigation is ongoing," Const. Tony Vella said.


Mongols had reached out to recruit members of the latino street gangs, and fortified its presence across cities in America,

Posted On 11:59 0 comments


Mongols formed in the 1970s in Montebello, CA and has since grown to nearly 600 members, with 400 members in Southern California. It has long been a rival to the motorcycle gang Hells Angels and competes with streets gangs like the 18th Street Gang, Maravilla, as well as gangs in Montebello and the San Gabriel Vallley, according to the affidavit.The organization has also started to spread overseas, according to law enforcement officials. “During the course of the investigation, agents learned the Mongols had reached out to recruit members of the latino street gangs, and fortified its presence across cities in America, and even established a foothold in Europe,” O’Brien says.Even though the Mongols described itself as a recreational group on its trademark application, officials say that the firearms and drugs seized in the raid, as well as the allegations listed in the indictment go far in showing that the organization, which has members answering to nicknames like Sick Boy, Suicide, and Sinner and who wear tattoos warning “God Forgives, Mongols Don’t,” was engaged in violent and illegal activities.


Xtreme Amusement park crowd sees four men shot dead

Posted On 11:45 0 comments

Four men were shot dead in front of a crowd at an amusement park, a toddler died after the car he was traveling in wrecked during a gunbattle, and a businessman was killed after leading a protest against violence, officials said yesterday.In all, 21 people died in 24 hours across Mexico, which is waging a battle against drug traffickers and other criminal gangs.In Ciudad Juarez, the four men were shot inside a go-cart rental at the Xtreme amusement park Wednesday night, said Alejandro Pariente, a spokesman for the local prosecutor.Elsewhere in the city, a used-car salesman was shot to death while driving down a main boulevard hours after leading hundreds of other business owners in a protest against kidnappings and extortion, Pariente said.In Tijuana, a 1-year-old boy was killed when the car he was riding in wrecked as the driver tried to flee a gunfight late Wednesday between police and three armed men, the state prosecutor's office said.


Severed heads of four men have been delivered by a courier service to a police station

Posted On 11:34 0 comments

Severed heads of four men have been delivered by a courier service to a police station in northern Mexico, according to the local authorities. The heads, all of men believed aged between 25-35, arrived last week in an icebox marked as containing vaccines. Police thought the package was meant for a local hospital - they only opened it on Monday, revealing the four heads. Police are investigating if the heads belong to any of the 10 local people who were kidnapped last week by gunmen.
The gruesome delivery was made in the town of Ascension, not far from Ciudad Juarez, close to the US border. Ciudad Juarez has a reputation as one of Mexico's most violent cities, with more than a quarter of the country's 3,800 drugs-related murders reported to have taken place there since the start of the year. The authorities have discounted reports that one of the heads may have been of a police commander who was kidnapped on 18 May this year.


Alleged senior leaders of the city's faction of the Mara Salvatrucha gang, or MS-13, were among 26 arrested in the city's Mission District

Posted On 11:18 0 comments

Alleged senior leaders of the city's faction of the Mara Salvatrucha gang, or MS-13, were among 26 arrested in the city's Mission District and across the bay in Richmond, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Two others were charged separately, and 15 were in custody already in separate cases. Three are being sought. Racketeering charges were filed against 22 suspects accused of murder, attempted murder, assault, robbery, extortion, witness tampering, narcotics trafficking, transporting stolen vehicles. The indictment followed a three-year undercover investigation.“This investigation and the ensuing arrests have dealt a serious blow to what is arguably one of the most ruthless gang cliques currently operating in the Bay Area,” said Marcy Forman, director of investigations for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.U.S. Attorney Joseph Russoniello called it a "major takedown." He said suspects include U.S. citizens, legal residents and illegal immigrants.
“There can be no doubt that the greatest threat to the peace and well-being of so many of our communities in this district and throughout the country, for that matter, is the lethal cocktail of drugs, gangs and guns. And among the gangs we in law enforcement are determined to bring to heel, none is more vicious, dangerous and indifferent to the rule of law than MS-13. They may see themselves as heroes, may try to recruit members by emphasizing their ‘machismo’ and terrorize the community by engaging in acts of wanton violence, but they are neither invisible nor invincible,” said United States Attorney Russoniello. “This coordinated effort by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies is but one more steady step in the process of taking back our communities and giving young people the chance to make meaningful good long-life choices... alternatives to the often short-term gratification that membership in a gang at best, offers.


Rebels motorcycle gang has denied any involvement in the fatal shooting of a rival Bandidos gang member in Geelong.

Posted On 11:13 0 comments



Rebels motorcycle gang has denied any involvement in the fatal shooting of a rival Bandidos gang member in Geelong.One Rebels gang member who answered the door at their clubhouse on an industrial site in north Geelong said the club was not involved in the murder of senior Bandido Ross "Rosco" Brand."We had nothing to do with it," he said.The gang member, sporting a tattoo of the American Confederate flag on his neck, also said the club had not yet been visited by detectives working on the case."No mate, we haven't seen them," he said.
Geelong is rife with rumours that a revenge attack is imminent following the death of Brand, who was shot in the head as he left the Bandidos clubhouse in the Geelong suburb of Breakwater on Wednesday night.The rumours also name the alleged murderer and say he won't live past the weekend.But investigating police, under the command of experienced Homicide Squad detective inspector Steve Clark, say they are not aware of any particular suspect.The Geelong chapters of the Bandidos and Rebels have waged a long running bloody feud.In recent years, Geelong police have investIgated a string of attacks on Rebel and Bandido members, while the Bandidos clubhouse has been shot at and the Rebels headquarters was firebombed.
Police suspected five Rebels gang members over a gun attack on Mr Brand's Torquay home last year.Det Insp Clark said police believe Mr Brand was targeted on Wednesday night.Floral tributes continued to be added outside the Bandidos' club at the Breakwater industrial site in south Geelong today with one describing Mr Brand as an "angel" and another saying "lost but not forgotten". A knock on the high security door that was guarded by a CCTV camera went unanswered.
Police are remaining tightlipped about the progress of their investigation saying they have a whole range of inquiries they are yet to make.Det Insp Clark said police are keeping an open mind on the shooting and are not necessarily assuming it was carried out by a rival gang.The 51 year-old bikie had prior convictions for violence, firearms and weapons.A volley of shots was fired from a white twin cab ute parked outside the clubhouse at the men as they left the premises just after 6pm


Friday, 24 October 2008

Members of 20th Street clique, have been tied to at least five slayings in the city

Posted On 10:53 0 comments


Members of 20th Street clique, have been tied to at least five slayings in the city, including the June 22 killings in the Excelsior district of Tony Bologna, 48, and his sons Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16. Police say the killer was trying to avenge a gang shooting from earlier in the day and mistook the Bolognas for rivals.An alleged MS-13 member, Edwin Ramos, has been charged with three counts of murder and has pleaded not guilty.The indictment ties members of the gang to two other San Francisco slayings: the July 31 stabbing death of 14-year-old Ivan Miranda during a robbery in the Excelsior involving an iPod, and the July 11 shooting of Armando Estrada, 30, of Rodeo, at 20th and Mission streets, officials said. Guillermo Herrera, 20, was identified in the federal indictment as the gunman in that killing, which occurred on turf the gang claims as its own.Walter Chinchilla-Linar, 22, and Cesar Alvarado, 18, reputed members of the gang, face federal charges in Miranda's death. Two juveniles, ages 16 and 17, also were charged Thursday in state court with Miranda's killing, the district attorney said.The latest arrests culminated a three-year investigation dubbed "Operation Devil Horns" - a reference to MS-13's gang sign - in which federal authorities set up an export warehouse in Richmond where undercover agents bought several guns and 16 vehicles allegedly stolen by gang members and their associates, prosecutors said. U.S. Attorney Joseph Russoniello, who alternatively referred to the suspects as hoodlums and thugs, hailed the arrests as a major takedown of gang members during a press conference Thursday at which he was joined by San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris and Police Chief Heather Fong. Twenty-two of those indicted face federal racketeering charges, which carry a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole. The other seven are accused of committing 17 separate violent crimes, including one count involving murder, to assist racketeering. Prosecutors will seek "maximum possible penalties so we don't have to play cat and mouse in the future," Russoniello said. All told, 31 people with suspected ties to the gang have been charged in the recent sweep. Two others were charged separately from the 29 suspects who were indicted. Of the total, 15 were already in custody in separate cases, while three remain at large, federal authorities said. One suspect, John Briez, was arrested in Guam after boarding a flight bound for the Philippines Tuesday evening, said Virginia Kice, spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Briez had more than $10,000 cash on him when he was arrested by federal agents, Kice said. Most of the arrests were made in raids Wednesday in San Francisco, Richmond, South San Francisco, Reno and elsewhere. The raids were denounced as heavy-handed by immigrant rights groups. Some San Francisco supervisors and candidates for supervisor seats also were critical of the raids.
Supervisor Tom Ammiano's office issued a statement saying federal agents brutally attacked a woman during one raid, "causing her to lose consciousness and require hospitalization."ICE agent Mark Wollman disputed that account, saying the woman fainted, was treated by medical personnel already on call, and released.


'Bring Me My Machine Gun' 500 youngsters are training in several military boot-camps

Posted On 03:38 0 comments


500 youngsters are training in several military boot-camps. The FF+ warned that this was a 'volatile sign', noting the growing political unrest in South Africa and noting the great many inciting statements made by ANC leaders such as Ancyl secretary-general Isaac Mahlangu's call for members to 'murder the cockroaches that stand in our way". Incendiary speech and personal abuse have become the languages of discourse of the ANC alliance - and not being nipped in the bud by the leaders
The Natal Witness warned this week that 'this reluctance to act upon that first breach of discipline and good sense may yet cost the ANC dearly. Recent attempts by ANC greybeards to put the genie back in the box have had no effect. That is hardly surprising. As any parent knows, children are adept at reading the subtle clues as to how far they can go. The children of the ANC have read the signals and know that they have an unspoken licence to run riot...' The FF+ also warned that these sort of dehumanising descriptions of political opponents were very reminiscent of similar outbursts over the Hutu-radio stations during the horrible Rwanda genocide in 1994 - and warned that this was the result of 'years of muffled conflict and did not just happen on an impulse, it was well-planned...'ANCYL leader Julius Malema also recently said the group 'would kill for (ANC Party leader) Jacob Zuma..." the FF+ warned in its statement, also noting that Zuma himself is infamous for his incitement to violence by singing 'Bring Me My Machine Gun' at rallies. It's very popular in black SA youth culture, seeing Zuma as 'a revolutionary who will bring the LAND resources back to its indigenous owners'....


Security forces in Abudwaq in central Somalia have shot dead two gang men

Posted On 03:22 0 comments

Security forces in Abudwaq in central Somalia have shot dead two gang men in an operation against robber men pilfer the civilian vehicles use the roads in the town.
Reports from the town further say that the troops have met with the bandits while they were rummaging around the passengers of civilian vehicle in the town on Wednesday.Two other gangs were also injured in the attack while others escaped.
Authorities blame many attacks on armed militiamen, and evidence signalled involvement in recent killings.This comes following unidentified militiamen have killed four people in the central Somali town of Abudwaq on Sunday night in the first fatal attacks since the Islamist fighters left there.The late civilians were killed when six armed men have opened fire on the while they were sleeping in Dhabad village in Abudwaq of Galgadud region.Three other people were also injured in that attack.It's yet unknown groups/motives behind that killing but some reports say that It was clannish linked killing.The residents of the town have expressed additional concerns on the killing of the civilians.Islamic fighters who wrested control of the town from the tribal militiamen said they would track down the assailants although they've abruptly escaped from the scene after the killing.According to Islamists officials they set up in the town a militia force to enforce their interpretation of Islam and formed a court system that helped desperate Somalis settle disputes.


Ross Brand, 51, of Torquay, was a Bandidos enforcer whom the Rebels gang blamed for a firebomb attack on their clubhouse last year

Posted On 03:18 0 comments

Ross Brand, 51, of Torquay, was a Bandidos enforcer whom the Rebels gang blamed for a firebomb attack on their clubhouse last year.They also believe he was responsible for a series of assaults against Rebels members in a 2007 turf war.Police sources say Rebels bikies raided his house last year in a planned ambush but Mr Brand was not at home.Police say Mr Brand often carried a gun and they received reliable information last year that he had access to hand grenades. "His card has been marked for a couple of years," a local investigator said.Police say they have yet to establish a motive for the killing but are investigating inter-gang rivalry as a possible reason.A group of younger Rebels members known as "DBD" - Death Before Dishonour - are believed responsible for a series of attacks on the Bandidos.
Mr Brand was shot, possibly with a .22 semi-automatic, when he left the clubhouse with three other men about 6.10pm on Wednesday.He was taken to the Geelong Hospital and later flown to The Alfred hospital, where he died from a head wound at 1.50am yesterday.A second man, 34, who was also shot, had surgery yesterday to remove shotgun pellets from his arm, buttocks and leg.The attack was on Geelong Cup race day, a public holiday, which meant the industrial estate around the Bandidos' clubhouse was deserted at the time of the shooting.Police have yet to establish whether the shooting was planned or an opportunistic drive-by attack. A white utility was seen speeding from the scene.It is known that members of the Bandidos and Rebels had been drinking during the day.Homicide detectives yesterday were scanning closed-circuit television tapes from cameras mounted at the clubrooms


Thursday, 23 October 2008

Mexican Drug War , Jesus “The King” Zambada was among 16 Sinaloa cartel members arrested

Posted On 14:05 0 comments

Drug cartel leader who directed cocaine trafficking through Mexico City’s international airport was arrested after a shootout in the capital, prosecutors said Wednesday.Jesus “The King” Zambada was among 16 Sinaloa cartel members arrested Monday after a gunbattle with police in which an apparent grenade explosion destroyed a car, Attorney General Eduardo Medina said. Zambada’s son, his nephew, two federal police officers and one state police officer were also among those arrested.Zambada was identified as the brother of Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, who allegedly heads the cartel along with one of Mexico’s most wanted men, Joaquin Guzman.Medina described Jesus Zambada as one of the top four leaders of the cartel. He was allegedly in charge of operations in central Mexico, including cocaine and methamphetamine trafficking through the capital city’s international airport. He is suspected in the death of several people found decapitated around the airport in 2007, Medina said.“He is one of most important importers of cocaine and methamphetamine to this country from South America,” said Marisela Morales, head of the organized crime division at the Attorney General’s Office.The Sinaloa cartel has suffered several blows since President Felipe Calderon deployed thousands of federal troops and police across the country two years ago to seize back territory from drug gangs.
In January, police arrested Alfredo Beltran Leyva, one of five brothers believed to have been top lieutenants of the Sinaloa cartel, based in the northwestern Mexican state of the same name. Federal officials say Beltran Leyva brothers have broken away from the Sinaloa cartel.“The arrest of Jesus Reynaldo Zambada Garcia stands out, without a doubt, as one of the most significant of the government of President Calderon,” Medina said.He said authorities have arrested nearly 48,000 drug cartel members since Calderon took office in December 2006, seized nearly 69 tons of cocaine and recovered more than 24,000 illegal weapons.Despite high-profile drug arrests, homicides and shootouts linked to the drug trade has surged across Mexico, particularly along the northern border with the United States. Fighting between drug gangs have become increasingly brutal, with piles of bodies — sometimes decapitated — turning up in public. Cartels have stepped up attacks on police, gunning them down in their homes or headquarters.Prosecutors said Zambada was suspected of having a role in a failed bomb attack against a Mexico city police commander in February and in the May 8 assassination of acting Mexican federal police chief Edgar Millan.
Millan was shot inside his Mexico City home five months after announcing the arrests of 11 alleged hit men linked to the Beltran Leyva brothers.El Universal newspaper reported Wednesday that, by its count, at least 4,000 people have been killed across Mexico this year, a record number. Federal authorities have acknowledged that homicides have surged, though they do not regularly release homicide figures.Zambada gave a false name upon his arrest, and it took several days for investigators to confirm his identity, said Morales. The 16 suspects were lined up in front of reporters Wednesday, standing behind a table cluttered with weapons seized after the shootout.None of the 16 suspects have been charged. Morales said prosecutors would ask a court to order them jailed while investigations continue.


Lee Hannan was killed on Tennyson Avenue in Grangetown on December 29, 2006, by Shaun “Wellard” Martin.

Posted On 13:58 0 comments


Stuart Hannan appeared in the witness box at Teesside Crown Court to give evidence against the man who allegedly attempted to murder him on August 5 last year - Mark Bennett.But under cross-examination yesterday by Bennett’s defence barrister, Tom Mitchell, the court heard allegations Mr Hannan was trying to make himself the “boss” of Grangetown.Mr Mitchell told the court how Mr Hannan’s cousin Lee Hannan was killed on Tennyson Avenue in Grangetown on December 29, 2006, by Shaun “Wellard” Martin.The barrister explained to the jury how the death had occurred following an arranged street fight between Stuart Hannan and Martin.He asked Mr Hannan if he blamed himself for his cousin’s death and if he was keen on revenge when Martin was found guilty of manslaughter but not murder.“The fact is since that day you have pursued a mission to get back at anyone who had anything to do with the Martin camp, is that right?” said Mr Mitchell, “No,” replied Mr Hannan.
“You have spent the last, nearly two years, trying to destroy everyone for who, in part, is responsible for Lee Hannan’s death, is that right?” “No,” came the response.
Mr Mitchell went on: “Is it true that you yourself had a hit list of people to sort out after the trial ended?” asked Mr Mitchell, to which Mr Hannan replied: “No.”
The barrister said the list included “anyone who had ever said the words Shaun and Martin in the same breath,” which 27-year-old Mr Hannan again denied.“That, of course, put Mark Bennett on your shopping list as well, didn’t it?” said Mr Mitchell, “no” came the response.The barrister went on: “There are any number of people out there you hate, true?”The witness said: “Just associated with the Bennett gang, yes.”“And any number of people out there who you have had a really good go at, true?”“No,” was the reply.Stuart Hannan told the court he had been arrested “about 20 times” in the last two years and had his house searched “about ten times”.
Among the items found in his property on St Patrick’s Road in Grangetown were Samurai swords found under his bed, which he insisted were “ornamental”, and on another occasion an axe and walkie-talkies.Mr Mitchell also accused Mr Hannan of being a “car ringer”, of planning post office robberies, shooting at people with a sniper rifle out of the door of his parents’ pub - The Magnet - stealing, burning out cars, violence and other criminal activities.“Do you consider yourself to be a tough man?” Mr Hannan was asked. “No,” he replied. “Do you in fact consider yourself to be the hardest man in Grangetown?” “Not one bit.”Despite the extensive cross examination of Mr Hannan, the matter the jury have to decide on is whether Mark James Bennett, 31, of Bolckow Road, is guilty of trying to kill Mr Hannan in a drive-by shooting.Bennett is alleged to be the gunman who fired two shots from a car outside Mr Hannan’s home in St Patrick’s Road, Grangetown.Bennett denies charges of attempted murder, possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life and possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.


Joe Krantz, an accused trafficker with the Independent Soldiers' gang, was gunned down in Abbotsford Monday at an extreme fighting club

Posted On 12:49 0 comments

Joe Krantz was killed just after 9 p.m. at his club, within the Simba Centre mall in the 2100-block of Clearbrook Rd., just off the Trans-Canada Highway. Krantz, an accused trafficker with the Independent Soldiers' gang, was gunned down in Abbotsford Monday at the extreme fighting club he had been running for two years.His friends continue to praise him online as a great dad to the little girl.
But the document prepared after a police raid on their home six months ago tells a different story.The young child said her dad "has a backpack full of money" in the girl's laundry basket."He gives it [the backpack] to his friends and they bring it back in the laundry basket," she said.The girl drew pictures for the social worker of two backpacks in the apartment - one blue and one pink - with coins in the top one and little tied-up bags in the other."The blue one has money in it and the pink one has cut up white rocks," she said.She also drew her own face in a heart shape with a ragged line running down the middle.She described "how dad had a large flat white rock. It is soft, dad cuts it up; makes them into pieces of dust; puts them into cute little bags; puts them into the backpack and sells them or has friends sell them."She said she often went on errands with Krantz."They go to his friend's house with the white rocks," the report said. "One girl that sells for dad lives in their old house."Krantz was arrested April 15 and charged with nine gun and drug trafficking charges after a one-month Abbotsford police investigation into an alleged dial-a-dope ring.In the apartment where his daughter slept, police found 4.5 ounces of powder cocaine packaged in 133 baggies; 8.7 oz. of crack cocaine packaged in 251 baggies; 2 oz. of heroin packaged in 456 flaps, a loaded 9 mm handgun with spare magazine; a loaded .380 calibre handgun; six cellphones and a BlackBerry; two sets of brass knuckles; about $8,000 in cash; body armour; score sheets; day and night shift schedules for drug runners and product inventory sheets with codes for cocaine and heroin.There was gang paraphernalia with both the Independent Soldiers logo and that of the Hells Angels Nomads chapter.Both loaded guns were on the kitchen counter.The girl is quoted in the report as saying she had not seen guns or bullets at her dad's house.But she did say Krantz also had a machine to "grind up the green moss," 1,000 lighters and "flavoured paper that dad puts the green tobacco in.""Dad says it is for his friends, but one day she saw them outside sharing the cigarette. The girl that lives at their old house does it too - her house stinks."
The child said her dad made his girlfriend "take the rocks to his friend's homes."
She said her dad is really rich and bought her a queen-sized bed and a plasma TV."[His dad's girlfriend] and dad always get really mad at her when she talks about money. They yell at her and send her to her room," the report says. "Dad screams at her 'Don't talk about my money to other people.'"She said she "remembers talking about how rich her dad was, he got so mad and grounded her, hit her and took away her Nintendo DS."The girl "never told anyone about dad hitting her because she thought he would get mad at her again."The report says the child only stayed with her dad on the weekends.It quotes the girl saying Krantz spoke a lot about "hockey equipment" though she didn't know why.But the drug inventory sheets seized from the residence list crack cocaine, powdered cocaine and heroin as "small helmets," "large helmets," and "shin pads."Investigators probing Krantz's slaying made a public plea Wednesday for potential witnesses to come forward."Through inquiries, investigators have established that there were a number of potential witnesses to activities that were going on in the area on the night of the murder," said Cpl. Dale Carr, of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team. "Often times witnesses have seen something that they are not aware is a linking piece of information."


Ross Brand, 51, of Torquay, died after he was shot in the head outside the clubhouse in the Geelong suburb of Breakwater.

Posted On 09:50 0 comments

Ross Brand, 51, of Torquay, who died after he was shot in the head outside the clubhouse in the Geelong suburb of Breakwater.A 34-year-old Geelong West man, who was walking with Brand at the time of the attack, was wounded. He has spoken to police and was expected to be operated on today.Individual mourners and small groups of grievers have been leaving tributes at the scene of the shooting, almost all refusing to speak to waiting media.A man and a woman in their 20s and a boy who appeared to be about 11 arrived mid-afternoon. The adults sat and drank from pre-mixed alcohol bottles. They left one of the drinks, as well as a teddy bear with a cigarette tucked in its collar and a card addressed simply: "To Dad".
Another card read: "Dad, I really don't know what to write. I wish I didn't have 2 write anything but here we are ... we're all going to miss you so f---king much. You were one of a kind that's 4 sure. You'll always be with us. Love you so much, so very much, xxx, love always ...". It was signed with three names.Another card, carrying one of the same names, read: "Rosco maybe lost but not forgotten ..."Floral tributes for Brand have been also left at the clubhouse.One woman, who said she was the deceased bikie's niece, left a bouquet and a pre-mixed alcoholic drink.
Meanwhile, police said the shooting might have been captured on security cameras at the clubhouse. Homicide detectives said Bandido members were co-operating with police and had provided security video footage from cameras on the roof of the club house.


Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Tran Trong Nghi Nguyen Calgary gangster with a deportation order hanging over his head remains behind bars

Posted On 11:55 0 comments

The Calgary gangster with a deportation order hanging over his head remains behind bars despite an Immigration decision releasing him on bail, a government spokesman said yesterday. Derrick Pieters, with the federal department of justice, said Tran Trong Nghi Nguyen has not been able to come up with suitable individuals to post two $10,000 bonds. Nguyen was ordered released by an Immigration division member on Oct. 2, a decision initially appealed by the government before it was abandoned last Friday. The reason for the abandonment is not known. But Pieters said a condition of the release order, that Nguyen find someone suitable to post his bail, has not been met. "He has to come up with the $20,000 in bond, providing it is someone who meets the criteria ... of an acceptable bondsperson," Pieters told the Sun. He said the Canada Border Services Agency has guidelines which have to be met for that to happen. "There must be proof that the money was obtained by legitimate means," Pieters said. Nguyen, who is also known as Jackie Tran and Nghia Trong Nguyen-Tran, has been in custody since his arrest Jan. 10 on a CBSA warrant.The warrant was issued after he failed to show up for an appeal earlier that day of his deportation order. Nguyen, 26, was initially ordered returned to Vietnam on April 20, 2004, after he was convicted in March 2003 of assault with a weapon and trafficking a narcotic the previous June. Police and CBSA officials say Nguyen is a known gang member and his presence in the community would put the public at risk. But Immigration official Paul Kyba said the agency knew of Nguyen's criminal organization affiliation before the Jan. 10 hearing, but never tried to have him detained for that until he failed to show up for his appeal. Since then a federal court judge has ordered a new appeal, meaning Nguyen can't be booted from the country until at least that second hearing, currently scheduled for next week.


DISCLAIMER
Text may be subject to copyright.This blog does not claim copyright to any such text. Copyright remains with the original copyright holder
Related Posts with Thumbnails