torsdag 30 augusti 2012

Hells Angels raid

Kelowna Hells Angels VP charged in international drug bust

RCMP say they have taken out some of the highest levels of organized crime in B.C. in an extensive 20-month long investigation that spanned the Okanagan and four countries.

Project E-Predicate involved officers from detachments across the province, along with various U.S. police agencies, the Mexican Federal Police and authorities in Panama.

The Hells Angels clubhouse in Kelowna was one of five locations in B.C. searched on Saturday afternoon.

RCMP allege that seven men were involved in plans to import and traffic 500 kilograms of cocaine into B.C.

$4 million cash in alleged drug money was seized, along with several handguns and an assault rifle. Some of the cash on display at the press conference Monday was visibly moldy, but RCMP refused to comment on why that might be.

“These groups show a complete disregard for Canadian families, and public safety,” says Superintendent Brian Cantera of the RCMP Drug Enforcement Branch in B.C.

“The flow of marijuana, synthetic drugs and cocaine continues to be international in scope.”

RCMP confirm that they were able to infiltrate the Hells Angels, but would not provide further details.

Several senior members of the Hells Angels have been charged with conspiracy to import and traffic a controlled substance, including Kelowna Vice President David Giles. Also charged are Kevin Van Kalkeren, Michael Read and James Howard.

Orhan Saydam, Murray Trekofksi and Shawn Womacks have also been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for the arrest of Brian Oldham, who is also charged with possession. 

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