Hells Angels


Charges Stayed Over Rights Violation

VANCOUVER - A full-patch member of the Hells Angels chapter in Nanaimo, B.C., has succeeded in getting charges of extortion and theft stayed after a judge ruled his charter rights were violated becaus...


SAINT-MICHEL-DES-SAINTS, Que. - A Quebec man with alleged Hells Angels ties who had been wanted on murder charges for the past four years was arrested north of Montreal early Saturday.Frederic Landry-...

The Notorious Bacon Brothers: Inside Gang Warfare on Vancouver Streets

Jamie Bacon didn't even see the two guys on the street in front of the Surrey house at about one in the morning on April 13. But as he drove his Corvette into the driveway, the two men sent a cascade of .45-caliber shells at him. Five shells hit the car, seven penetrated the garage door. Jamie instinctively leapt from the car, which continued to roll until it hit the house. As the two assailants ran away, Jamie pulled out a Glock handgun and fired four shots at them.

Jonathan Bacon Gang Slaying Won't Be The Last

Of course, selling drugs is a dangerous game. With so much money involved, friction between rival gangs often emerges, and disagreements over territory frequently erupt into violence. Because of this, gangs form alliances for mutual protection. In B.C., as with the rest of Canada, those alliances fall into two groups -- those aligned with the Hells Angels and those against them.

B.C. Wants Hells Angels' Cash

VANCOUVER - The B.C. government has more than $187,000 found on a Hells Angels trainee almost eight years ago and it's asking the court to allow it to keep the money.The Ministry of the Attorney Gener...

B.C. Gang Violence Heats Up

The slayings of two drug-gang associates in Burnaby, B.C., Monday is likely the latest round of systematic retribution for the killing of gangster Jonathan Bacon outside a Kelowna hotel 15 months ago,...

B.C Government Takes On Hells Angels

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government is asking the court to turn over two Hells Angels clubhouses to the Crown, alleging the buildings are used by the group to orchestrate killings and profit f...

103 Arrested In National Drug Bust

MONTREAL - One thousand police officers conducted raids in different Canadian cities against an alleged consortium of organized crime that had tentacles stretching from Mexico to Montreal.Police said...

Time To Legalize, Tax BC Marijuana

Today, under cannabis prohibition, youth have easier access to marijuana than alcohol or tobacco. As a law enforcement leader and former minister of public safety who has spent more than 33 years creating and enforcing laws, I know that a strictly regulated marijuana market for adult cannabis use would better protect youth through the use of regulatory tools that have proven so effective in reducing tobacco use. The taxes resulting from a regulated cannabis market could support our most important public programs, including health and education. Rather than enforcing unworkable laws that breed violence, police would be free to focus on laws that actually protect citizens and improve public safety.

Not Welcome In B.C.

B.C.'s anti-gang task force and the RCMP say they will do everything in their power to prevent the opening of a new Hells Angels chapter in Surrey, B.C. Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit Sgt....

13 Years For Canadian Drug Kingpin

SEATTLE - A judge in Seattle has given a 13-year prison sentence to a 39-year-old Canadian man who smuggled marijuana into the U.S. and cocaine into Canada.American justice officials say the drug ring...