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Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

1994 Report on Incarcerated Gang Members in BC


The files of 41 gang members held in British Columbia’s provincial correctional centers were analysed as part of a general census of youth and adult facilities. Special interviews were conducted with 25 of these inmates. The majority of the incarcerated gang members were 25 years of age or younger. All the subjects were males. Eleven gangs were represented.

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Canada Border Services Agency Releases ‘Tattoo Handbook’


Tattoos are useful indicators to identify individuals who are members of a gang or a criminal organization. It is important to note that an image may have several different, occasionally innocuous, meanings, depending on the interpretation of the individual or gangs using it. The Organized Crime Section (OCS) is providing the following tattoos and their definitions as a tool to assist officers in detecting gang members or members of a criminal organization. It is important that Border Services Officers contact their Regional Intelligence Officers to assist in determining a subject’s admissibility to Canada.

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

B.C. Gangsters in Over Their Heads in Mexico


Gangsters from British Columbia are increasingly doing business with drug cartels in Mexico — a recklessly naive trend that has resulted in five deaths in the past four years, police say.

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Real Housewives Vancouver Hubby Has Notorious Past


VANCOUVER — The husband of a star in Vancouver’s version of the reality TV show Real Housewives is a star of sorts himself, acquitted along with notorious crime boss Bindy Johal in Vancouver’s most sensational gangland murder trial.

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

J-League Vows to Refuse Yakuza


JAPAN’S soccer chiefs have vowed to shun the country’s infamous “yakuza” mobsters, as the global game tries to protect itself against organised crime.

Monday, February 20th, 2012

44 Killed in Prison Fight


MEXICO CITY – At least 44 people died in a fight between rival gangs at an overcrowded prison in northern Mexico in a violent outbreak that authorities said could have been a distraction that allowed some inmates to escape.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Bikers and Mobsters Involved in ‘Financial Crime’


OTTAWA – Biker gangs and the Mafia are dabbling in Canada’s money markets, according to a new report.

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Mexico’s New Police Chief


MEXICO CITY – Mexican President Felipe Calderon named Maribel Cervantes Guerrero as the new commander of the Federal Police, tasking her with directing government strategy against crime nationwide, an official communique said.

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Former Hells Angels Boss Sentenced


Nearly six years and two high-profile drug trials later, former Hells Angels boss Ernie Dew finally knows his fate.

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Sleeping Dogs [Trailer]


Sleeping Dogs, formerly known as True Crime: Hong Kong, has finally been announced officially by Square Enix. In a live action reveal that rivals most modern martial arts films, it is almost forgettable that it is in fact an announcement for a game.