Category Archives: Gang/Drugs/Organized crime

Hungarian Roma human traffickers deported from Canada

Josh Elliott, CTVNews.ca
Published Tuesday, July 22, 2014 10:48AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:56PM EDT

The federal government has announced that 20 members of a large human trafficking ring based out of Hamilton, Ont. have been deported from Canada.

The 20 deported individuals were members of the Domotor-Kolompar ring and helped run the largest proven human trafficking ring in Canada, according to the statement put out by the border agency. As of Tuesday, at least 22 members of this ring have been convicted on human trafficking charges, the BSA has confirmed. All but two were deported.

The Domotor-Kolompar family brought Hungarians from their hometown to Canada with the promise of work and a better life in the Hamilton area, Canadian officials said. But the Hungarians who came over were subjected to brutal living conditions without adequate food and forced to work construction jobs for free. The human traffickers used intimidation and threats of violence to keep their victims in line, officials said.

“This flagrant abuse of persons in our immigration system demanded a strong response,” Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney said in a news conference Tuesday. Continue reading

TORONTO: Bela Gulyas, 19, two 17-year-old teens and one 15-year-old, arrested in Allen-Eglinton robbery and gang rape

UPDATE: Four arrested in Allen-Eglinton robbery, sexual assault

York Guardian

One man and three youths have been arrested after a woman was sexually assaulted and robbed in the Allen Road and Eglinton Avenue area Thursday, July 17.

Police said the victim, 27, was walking on a pathway on the west side of Allen Road when a group of men surrounded her around 11:40 p.m.

She was then robbed, thrown to the ground and sexually assaulted by one man.

The suspects then fled south towards Eglinton Avenue on foot.

Four suspects were arrested Sunday, July 20.

Bela Gulyas, 19, two 17-year-old boys and one 15-year-old boy, all of Toronto, are each charged with robbery and gang sexual assault.

The youths cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Police are looking for one outstanding suspect. His name or description has not been released.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-7474 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

Surrey: Man critically wounded in Surrey shooting is stepson of murdered gangster Sandip Duhre

One of two Surrey shooting victims related to murdered gangster Sandip Duhre

By Kim Bolan, Vancouver Sun August 3, 2013

Police investigate after a shootout between two vehicles in Surrey sent two men to hospital on August 2, 2013.
Photograph by: Submitted , Gangster Spotlight

METRO VANCOUVER — A young man critically wounded in a Surrey shooting Friday afternoon is the stepson of murdered gangster Sandip Duhre, The Vancouver Sun has learned.

The young Surrey man and his friend were wounded during a shoot-out between two vehicles in the 5800-block of 126th Street at around 2:45 p.m., Surrey RCMP Sgt. Drew Grainger said.

The Duhre relative was struck in the chest and had a punctured lung. Continue reading

Lai Tong Sang allegedly orders murder of rival triad head in Macau before obtaining Canadian permanent residency

Seventeen years after they arrived, the Canada Border Services Agency wants the board to find Tong Sang Lai and his family inadmissible, because of the man’s links to organized crime. Officals believe Lai was the leader of a major Chinese crime syndicate, the Shui Fung, or Water Room, gang.
Read more: http://www.theprovince.com/news/visa+officer+warned+Tong+Sang+linked+crime+syndicate+water+room+gang/8024894/story.html#ixzz2Mc2arGUz

What Canadian immigration knew about the Chinese crime kingpin who’s fighting to keep his residency
by The Canadian Press on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 5:14pm – 0 Comments

VANCOUVER – Police had alleged that the man fighting to keep his Canadian residency status ordered the murders of three of his Asian gang rivals before coming to Canada, a former Canadian visa officer told an Immigration and Refugee Board hearing.

Jean-Paul Delisle told Lai Tong Sang’s hearing Wednesday that several red flag warnings of the man’s organized crime lifestyle came up when he reviewed a file back in the mid-1990s — but the man was still allowed into the country not longer after. Continue reading

Markham: Siu Lung Chau and Ping Li arrested in $1.5 million marijuana grow-op bust

Two Markham men arrested after $1.5 million marijuana grow-op bust
Published on Friday December 21, 2012
Erica Rae Chong
Staff Reporter

Two Markham men are facing drug charges in relation to a large marijuana grow operation in Bowmanville.

Durham Regional Police executed a search warrant at an address on Scottsdale Dr. near Liberty St. N. and seized more than 1,500 marijuana plants worth around $1.5 million, as well as various pieces of growing equipment. The two men were arrested at the residence.’

Siu Lung Chau, 29, and Ping Li, 26, were charged with production of marijuana and possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

This is the 14th indoor marijuana grow operation shut down this year by Durham police.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact theDrug Enforcement Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5802.

Toronto: Luis Sampedro and Javar Jackson accused of trafficking crack cocaine arrested

Two men face 20 charges for trafficking cocaine
Published 23 minutes ago
Erica Rae Chong
Staff Reporter

Two men accused of trafficking crack cocaine were arrested on Dec. 20.

Undercover officers allegedly tracked down one suspect and were able to buy cocaine from the man on three separate occasions. Continue reading

Toronto: Kevin Perez pleads not guilty to first-degree murder in execution-style slaying of barber Christopher Thompson

 

Christopher Thompson, 35, was shot to death on Jan. 24, 2012 in the Malvern barber shop where he worked. Kevin Perez pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in his death.

Toronto barber shooting: violent criminal pleads guilty
Published on Friday December 21, 2012

TORONTO POLICE PHOTO
Christopher Thompson, 35, was shot to death on Jan. 24, 2012 in the Malvern barber shop where he worked. Kevin Perez pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in his death.

Peter Small
Courts Bureau

A popular Toronto barber hit four times by a shotgun in his salon was killed in revenge for his refusing to pay for a broken, stolen laptop.

New details of the execution-style slaying of Christopher Thompson were released Friday as Kevin Perez, 28, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder but guilty to second-degree murder. Continue reading

Dollard-des-Ormeaux: Irving Fosu claims he was forced by friend to commit string of bank robberies

Emotional bail hearing for accused in bank robberies
Irving Fosu, 19, says he was pushed by drug-dealing friend
CBC News Posted: Nov 6, 2012 9:43 PM ET Last Updated: Nov 7, 2012 6:18 AM ET
Judge Jean-Pierre Boyer said he would not force Irving Fosu to identify his friend as a security precaution. (CBC) Facebook
Fosu’s emotional bail hearing1:04

A Montreal judge must decide whether a young man will get bail, following a tearful and emotion-filled hearing Tuesday.

Irving Fosu from Dollard-des-Ormeaux, a town on Montreal’s West Island, has been charged in connection with a hostage taking in a string of bank robberies on Montreal’s West Island.

Fosu, 19, is accused of using an air-gun to demand money from banks in Roxboro, Pointe-Claire and Lachine. Continue reading

Blainville: Reputed Mafioso Joe Di Maulo found dead in residence driveway

 

Di Maulo was in the Calabrian branch of the Mafia, who ran Montreal in the 1970s in opposition to the Rizzuto family.

Reputed mobster’s body found near Montreal
Joe Di Maulo, linked to Mafia for 50 years, discovered dead in residence driveway
CBC News Posted: Nov 5, 2012 6:43 AM ET Last Updated: Nov 5, 2012 9:25 AM ET

A man found dead in Blainville on Sunday night is Joe Di Maulo, a reputed high-level member of the Mafia.

The identity of the body was confirmed this morning by Quebec provincial police.

Di Maulo, 70, was found Sunday night by the Sûreté du Québec, which had responded to a call from the Blainville police service asking for assistance with a suspicious death. Continue reading

Drug dealer Saeed Ibrahim Jama happy to be deported “back home to Somalia”

Saeed Ibrahim Jama, 23, of Edmonton was recently listed as one of the Canadian Border Service Agency’s top 30 most wanted. He has been apprehended and is being held in custody to be deported to Somalia. Photo courtesy of the Canadian Border Services Agency.

Drug dealer will stay in jail until deportation
By Andrea Sands, Edmonton Journal November 2, 2012

Saeed Ibrahim Jama, 23, of Edmonton was recently listed as one of the Canadian Border Service Agency’s top 30 most wanted. He has been apprehended and is being held in custody to be deported to Somalia. Photo courtesy of the Canadian Border Services Agency.
Photograph by: Canadian Border Services Agency , Canadian Border Services Agency
EDMONTON – A convicted drug dealer apprehended this week by a new Edmonton police traffic team will be held in custody until he is deported to Somalia, immigration authorities decided Friday.

Saeed Ibrahim Jama, 23, was on the Canadian Border Services Agency’s top 30 most wanted list when he was picked up Wednesday during an unrelated traffic stop in northeast Edmonton. Continue reading