Do European cities have a gangs problem? In general, they consider that such gangs exist only in North and Central America. On the other hand, many European cities are confronted to incivilities and conflicts related to the use of public space, as well as to violence and crime linked to groups of young people.
The flow of narcotics and chemical precursors — and a rising death count in western Canada caused by synthetic opioids — is driven by sophisticated organized crime groups known as Triads. Attorney General David Eby has reviewed the report, and recently travelled to Ottawa to inform a federal committee of his concerns. His message was blunt.
It said white offenders often acted alone, while child abusers from Asian backgrounds were more likely to work in so-called grooming gangs. But unfortunately we were proven wrong. They tend to work online where they groom and they are the majority of perpetrators.
Police across the Lower Mainland are pulling out all the stops to combat a new wave of deadly gang violence that involves both volatile younger players and gangsters with criminal links that date back a decade. Senior police officers interviewed by Postmedia this week confirmed that the recent gun violence, including the fatal shooting of an innocent year-old bystander, is as bad as the deadly gang war between the Red Scorpions and the United Nations gang that plagued the region in and High school student Alfred Wong and his parents had just finished a Saturday evening dinner in Vancouver on Jan.
The most salient example these days is the rash of thefts of credit card data from big-name retail chains like Home Depot and Target. But much of those costs comes from efforts to prevent identity theft or recover from its effects, rather than what thieves earn from their crimes. Compare that to estimates of pure revenue from other forms of organized crime like the drug trade and human trafficking: the Organization of American States estimates that the revenue for cocaine sales in the U.
The blast in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, has put the spotlight once again on gangland violence. The authorities suspect the blast could be yet another violent incident of rival gangs battling over turf or crimes involving gangs. Last year had seen a spike in gun violence which prompted a tough anti-crime crackdown, with the Home Ministry releasing a list of 49 gangs with more than 40, members involved in extortion, drug distribution and other criminal activities.
Triad is a transnational criminal organization that is based in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore among many other countries. They have a very powerful influence Hong Kong, controlling extortion, drug trafficking, gambling, and prostitution. Sun Yee On supposedly has the most members, with their membership cited at 55, around the world — they are based mostly in China and Hong Kong, but also in western countries like France and Belgium.
The author is serving a year federal prison term for drug and money laundering charges. At 17, 18, there was nothing anyone could tell me. I was angry at the world; I was going to do what I was going to do and that was it.
Coming to the United States is never easy, but Chinese Americans had it especially rough around the turn of the 20th century. The feds had passed a law in the s specifically to block new Chinese arrivals and deny rights to the people already here, and conditions for immigrant laborers were often atrocious. As with plenty of other marginalized minorities desperate to establish themselves in a foreign and often hostile land, some of these immigrants decided going into crime was the only way out.
S omething had kicked off the night before and the guys on the corner were keen to offer advice. The Gascoigne estate, built in the s and occupying land that slopes south of Barking town centre to the Thames, is its historical home turf. Yet, police sources say, Hellbanianz occupy the lowest rung of the Albanian mafia.