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Badly Run Wpg Police Left Out Of Recent Record Manitoba Drug Bust Involving Multiple Agencies.

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The partners who assisted the Manitoba RCMP in Project Divergent are:

Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia
BC RCMP
Quebec RCMP
National Division RCMP in Ontario
RCMP Liaison Officers in Bogota, Colombia; Rome, Italy; Washington; and Los Angeles
Winkler Police Service
Homeland Security Investigations out of Grand Forks, North Dakota
Ontario Provincial Police, Biker Enforcement Unit, which also includes officers from the Ottawa Police Service
Colombian National Police
Hellenic Police in Greece
Health Canada
Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC)
Forensic Accounting Management Group (FAMG)
Public Prosecution Service of Canada

https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2022/manitoba-rcmp-project-divergent-hells-angels-international-police-forces-and-22-charged Notice how Winnipeg Police are not mentioned. They have a horrible history regarding infiltration by H.A.M.C. I have posted about it. Get it together WPS and citizens of Wpg. I am going to a memorial service so don't have time to type more.



Erik PinderaBy: Erik Pindera
Posted: 4:46 PM CDT Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2022
Last Modified: 6:24 PM CDT Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2022 | Updates

A full-patch Hells Angel biker accused of running a drug-trafficking network with links in Manitoba was once targeted by a contract killer disguised in a burqa in Vancouver’s airport.

Damion Ryan, 41, of Ottawa, was arrested in that city Feb. 23, as part of an RCMP probe that infiltrated five Canadian and international criminal networks with assistance from police agencies across Canada, the U.S., Colombia and Greece.

Damion Ryan of Ottawa was arrested in Vancouver Feb. 23, as part of an RCMP probe that infiltrated five Canadian and international criminal networks with assistance from police agencies across Canada, the U.S., Colombia and Greece.

Damion Ryan of Ottawa was arrested in Vancouver Feb. 23, as part of an RCMP probe that infiltrated five Canadian and international criminal networks with assistance from police agencies across Canada, the U.S., Colombia and Greece.

He’s charged with leading one of the networks. Ryan is a prominent member of B.C.’s outlaw motorcycle gangs and is a member of the Hells Angels chapter in Attica, Greece.

The investigation, dubbed Project Divergent, began in 2018 based on criminal intelligence about the flow of drugs into southern Manitoba from North Dakota. It morphed into an international probe and on Tuesday, RCMP Insp. Grant Stephen, commander of Manitoba RCMP’s organized crime unit, announced that 22 people had been charged.

In the bungled airport hit on April 10, 2015, Ryan went to a food court at the Vancouver Airport to meet with Thomas Duong, a member of the British Columbia UN gang, as outlined in a 2018 B.C. Supreme Court sentencing decision involving the man convicted of the attempted hit.

The B.C. Crown attorney’s office believed he had been lured to the airport to be slain.

The two gangsters sat together in the food court. Knowah Ferguson, an 18-year-old Hamilton resident, waited in a nearby women’s washroom clad in the burqa.

Police seized significant amounts of cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl and ecstasy; 14 handguns, five semi-automatic rifles and more than $445,000 in cash.

Ferguson returned to the food court and sat at a table behind Ryan. He got up, walked toward Ryan, and pointed a pistol at the back of Ryan’s head. He pulled the trigger, but the gun didn’t fire. Ferguson later told an unnamed witness who helped him flee and torch the getaway car the pistol had "fu—ing jammed."

Ryan ran through the food court and toward the domestic terminal. Ferguson also escaped but was taken into custody weeks later. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder and attempted murder, and was sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Eighteen of the 22 accused as part of Project Divergent are Manitobans. Police seized significant amounts of cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl and ecstasy; 14 handguns, five semi-automatic rifles and more than $445,000 in cash.

Ryan is charged with possessing controlled substances for the purpose of trafficking, possessing of the proceeds of crime exceeding $5,000 and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence — namely that he conspired with three named and other unnamed individuals to traffic an illicit substance between Sept. 17, 2020 and Feb. 17, 2022, court documents show.

Hells Angels and Wolf Pack patched clothing at RCMP D Division headquarters which were seized as part of Project Divergent.

He’s barred by court order from contacting 23 people, including many of those charged in the probe, and he faces firearms charges in Ontario. On March 14, he was denied bail and remains in custody in Milner Ridge Correctional Centre northeast of Winnipeg.

Another accused is Andre Omar Steele, 42, of Winnipeg. He’s charged with drug trafficking, two counts of conspiracy to commit drug trafficking, possessing the proceeds of crime, and the unlawful transfer of firearms and prohibited devices. In court documents, he’s named as a co-conspirator.

On Feb. 28, officers arrested Steele at Stony Mountain Institution, RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Julie Courchaine confirmed Wednesday.

He’s serving hard time for drug trafficking and firearms offences after being sentenced to 11 years in prison in January.

Court was told on March 20, 2021, that Winnipeg police had executed warrants on Steele’s Portage Avenue suite. They found a loaded .22-calibre rifle, 400 grams of meth, 84 grams of a powder containing fentanyl, 100 Percocet pills, 75 grams of cocaine and four pounds of cannabis.

erik.p...@freepress.mb.ca

Twitter: @erik_pindera

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/biker-busted-in-rcmp-probe-once-a-target-of-contract-killer-576346922.html

Summary
31447
Andre Omar Steele v. Her Majesty the Queen

(British Columbia) (Criminal) (By Leave)

Keywords
Criminal law - Offences.

Summary
Case summaries are prepared by the Office of the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada (Law Branch). Please note that summaries are not provided to the Judges of the Court. They are placed on the Court file and website for information purposes only.

Criminal law (non-Charter) - Offences - Firearms - Whether accused should have been convicted of use of a firearm while committing break and enter of a dwelling house if firearm was located in vehicle outside dwelling house - Whether "use of a firearm" includes a situation in which a firearm is "proximate for future use".

A woman saw three intruders in the backyard of a neighbour's dwelling house, challenged them and frightened them away. The Appellant's thumb print was found at the scene of an attempted break and enter. Ten days later, four individuals broke into the same house. They awakened three residents. One intruder said "Don't move ... We have a gun ... Where are the drugs?" Another said "Where are the drugs? ... Get the gun ... Get the gun." Another said "Get the gun out." The intruders fled. None of the residents identified the Appellant as one of the intruders or testified that they saw a gun, although they testified that they saw some of the intruders holding objects about the size of a gun. The residents gave the police a description of the get-away car and a few minutes after the break and enter, the police stopped a vehicle matching the description. Four individuals, including the Appellant, were inside the vehicle. The police found a loaded pistol in the vehicle.

The trial judge held it was a reasonable inference that the occupants of the vehicle were the intruders and that they had the gun with them during the break and enter. The Appellant was convicted of multiple offences, including use of a firearm while committing an indictable offence, for which he was sentenced to a one-year jail term to be served consecutively to all other sentences. The Crown conceded on the appeal that it also was a reasonable inference that the gun might have been in the get-away vehicle during the break and enter. Section 85(1)(a) of the Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46, states that "Every person commits an offence who uses a firearm while committing an indictable offence ...". The Court of Appeal held "uses a firearm" includes having a firearm "proximate for future use". https://www.scc-csc.ca/case-dossier/info/sum-som-eng.aspx?cas=31447 (Greg: Interesting legal argument by the defendants lawyer I never would have thought of that.)

https://www.canlii.org/en/ca/scc/doc/2007/2007scc36/2007scc36.html Mr. Steele lost his appeal. The appellant and three accomplices broke into and entered the wrong place at the wrong time. They expected to find a marijuana grow operation and they hoped no one was there. Instead, they broke into a residence adjacent to what had once been a marijuana grow operation — and its three occupants were home.

The Reids made two 911 calls, one while the intruders were still in the house and a second, two minutes later, after the intruders had left. They gave general descriptions of the intruders and provided a good description of the getaway car. Approximately four minutes after the second 911 call, the police intercepted a vehicle matching the description of the getaway car. Four individuals, including the appellant and his girlfriend, were inside. They were all arrested.



10 The police then searched the car and found several weapons, including hammers, a crowbar, a kitchen knife, a machete, a silver knife with brass knuckles and — “most importantly”, said the trial judge — a loaded handgun under the driver’s seat.
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Largest Drug Bust In Manitoba RCMP History 22 Charged 2 Of Them Sought. Hell's Angel Damion Ryan Who Has Murder Contracts On Him In BC Busted.

Hells Angels member among 22 people charged in largest drug seizure in Manitoba RCMP history
Charles Lefebvre
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A full-patch member of the Hells Angels is among 22 people who have been charged by Manitoba RCMP as part of a four-year investigation leading to what Mounties say is the biggest drug seizure they’ve been involved with.

On Tuesday, Mounties announced the results of Project Divergent, a national and international operation “focused on the importation and distribution of illicit guns and drugs."

Insp. Grant Stephen, officer in charge of federal, serious and organized crime with Manitoba RCMP, said it was the “largest drug seizure in Manitoba RCMP history.”

During the investigation, officers seized 110 kilograms of cocaine, 41.4 kilograms of methamphetamine, three kilograms of fentanyl, and half a kilogram of MDMA. Stephen said the estimated street value of all the drugs seized totalled $70 million.

Officers also seized 14 handguns, five assault-style rifles and more than $445,000 in Canadian money.

“I provide you with this context not to wow you at this seizure, but to show how many people could have been affected by this illicit product, and not only affected, but potentially killed,” he said. (Greg: Police lie. It is both. Insp. Stephen must be pumped at this outcome.)

Jane MacLatchy, assistant commissioner of the Manitoba RCMP, said the arrests made, which include one member of an outlaw biker gang, will have a significant impact.

“We’ve been able to cause a large disruption in the flow of guns and drugs in the country,” she said.

RCMP said Project Divergent started in 2018 after officers noticed trends of international drug importation in the country. During the investigation, RCMP and other police agencies said they saw large-volume transactions of cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl and assault-style firearms, and discovered a connection with the Hells Angels.

Damion Ryan, 41, who RCMP says is a full-patch Hells Angels member for the motorcycle gang’s Attica chapter in Greece, was arrested in Ontario in February and is facing numerous charges related to firearms and drug trafficking.

“He has tremendous reach into different networks, both in Canada and internationally,” said Stephen

Other people charged in the investigation include:

Enrico Funk, 29, from Freidensruh, Manitoba;

(Greg: https://www.linkedin.com/in/enrico-funk-262a7b143/?originalSubdomain=ca The age is right he is an experienced pilot and owns Prairie Auto Transport what drug ring wouldn't want such a guy? Prairie Auto Transport
Transportation service in Friedensruh, Manitoba
Address: RR1 Box 341, Winkler, MB R6W 4A1
Phone: (204) 332-1935
Province: Manitoba https://www.facebook.com/Prairie-Auto-Transport-428222377744836/)
Artjom Gotting, 32, from Winnipeg, Manitoba; (Greg: Manitoba police search for missing Steinbach man last spotted in Winnipeg
By Sam Thompson Global News
Posted October 25, 2021 12:34 pm
Artjon Gotting.
Artjon Gotting. Manitoba RCMP

Police are concerned for the well-being of a Steinbach man who was last seen Thursday evening in downtown Winnipeg.
Manitoba RCMP said Artjon Gotting, 32, was last seen wearing a black track suit and white shoes. He’s described as six feet tall and 200 lbs, with short hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Steinbach RCMP at 204-326-1234
https://globalnews.ca/news/8323879/manitoba-police-search-for-missing-steinbach-man-last-spotted-in-winnipeg/or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/the-carillon/local/RCMP-search-for-missing-Steinbach-man-575605421.html he was found fast.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdaOjzRc4hx3Z7idlu57fRw/featured He is into C-Block So Strung Out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wvd5HD2zzQ&list=PLdTbXE8fuRe-yEC2ughv1B7n6tWlKFZml Hot babes in the video.)

Nathaniel Cabal, 31, from Winnipeg, Manitoba;

(Greg: He is in good shape. https://play.fiba3x3.com/players/a7c5b75d-aaab-42ee-a1f9-13bdac2a838e )

Trinh Ducthang Dinh, 31, from Winnipeg, Manitoba;
Zuhair Mohammad-Zarif, 27, from Winnipeg, Manitoba; (Greg: Investigation into rival gang shootings leads to 11 arrests: Winnipeg police
Police arrest 11 in Winnipeg gang war

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Posted Jul 27, 2020, 12:22PM CDT.Last Updated Jul 27, 2020, 6:25PM CDT.
WINNIPEG _ Police in Winnipeg say a months-long investigation stemming from two murders linked to a dispute between gangs has ended with 11 people being arrested.

Insp. Shawn Pike says the officers zeroed in on the gangs after a 23-year-old man was killed inside a nightclub last November.

Police say one of the men’s associates began to shoot at rival gang members outside the club.

Two days later, a 20-year-old man was shot and killed in what police say was retaliation.

Officers searched a home and found cocaine, cutting agents, a money counter and $190,000 in cash.



The 10 men and one woman taken into custody are facing dozens of charges.

Javaid Wahabi, 23, is charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, uttering threats, and uttering threats in association with a criminal organization.

Manuchehr Haroon, 23, is charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Abdullahi Abdulrehman Mohamed, 24, is charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and kidnapping.

Rami Hagos, 25, is facing a total of 19 charges including attempted murder.

Haben Nipsey Weldekidan, 26, has been charged with uttering threats, uttering threats in association with a criminal organization, assault, and assault in association with a criminal organization.

Mohammad Moradi, 22, is charged with participation in organized crime.

Charles Kiniki, 21, is charged with failing to comply with conditions.

Zuhair Mohammad-Zarif, 25, is charged with a handful of drug and firearm possession and trafficking related crimes.

Zubair Mohammad-Zarif, 29, and Zuhur Mohammad-Zarif, 28, are both facing possession of a scheduled substance for the purpose of trafficking and d possession of proceeds of crime charges.

Stefany Dayana Castro Alvarez, 25, is charged with possession of proceeds of crime. https://winnipeg.citynews.ca/2020/07/27/investigation-into-rival-gang-shootings-leads-to-11-arrests-winnipeg-police/
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Investigations in Response to Gang-Related Violence Lead to Arrests
Between November 2019 and July 2020, members of the Winnipeg Police Service’s Homicide Unit conducted an extensive investigation in response to increased levels of gang-related violence in Winnipeg stemming from a fatal shooting at an Exchange District nightclub.

On November 2, 2019, Jamshaid Wahabi, a 23-year-old male, was shot and killed inside Citizen Nightclub in a dispute between two rival criminal organizations. Following the shooting, one of Wahabi’s associates fired shots at rival gang members outside of the nightclub. There were numerous bystanders present at this time.

After the homicide, one group began conspiring to murder Wahabi’s shooter in an act of retaliation. On November 4, 2019, Rig Moulebou, a 20-year-old male, was shot and killed inside a residence on Tim Sale Drive in the South Pointe area.

The investigaiton was subsequently started and focused on several known gang associates.

On November 7, 2019, following Jamshaid Wahabi’s funeral, Rami Hagos, a 25-year-old male, was stopped by officers and a .50 calibre Desert Eagle handgun was seized. An investigation determined the gun had been trafficked from a straw purchaser in Winnipeg.

On November 8, 2019, a search warrant was executed at a residence on Marine Drive, and officers seized a total of 22 firearms, including four .50 calibre Desert Eagle handguns. It was discovered that one firearm was missing from the collection – and that the missing firearm was the one located upon the arrest of Rami Hagos. Shane Kulathungam, a 41-year-old male of Winnipeg, was subsequently charged with two firearm-related offences.

Between February 28, 2020, and March 27, 2020, three suspects were arrested for first-degree murder regarding the death of Rig Moulebou.

In early April 2020, the Winnipeg Police Service’s Drug Enforcement Unit began a subsequent investigation arising from the initial operation, which focused on three high-level drug traffickers.

On April 20, 2020, Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrants were executed in the first 100 block of Huppe Bay, the first 100 block of Creek Bend Road and the 200 block of Bonaventure East.

A number of individuals were taken into custody, and the investigation led to the seizure of items including:

- Approximately 5 kilograms of cocaine (estimated street value of $450,000)
- Approximately 2.5 kilograms of a cutting agent
- Approximately $190,000 in Canadian currency
- A large amount of packaging material along with a money counter and a scale.
- 13 mobile phones
- Gold jewellery (estimated value of $20,000)

Throughout the investigations, police determined that some of the males were responsible for other offences, and they were subsequently charged. Some of the charges were in relation to benefiting their criminal organization.

Javaid Wahabi, a 23-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- First Degree Murder (Rig Moulebou)
- Conspiracy to Commit Murder
- Utter Threats
- Utter Threats in Association with a Criminal Organization

Manuchehr Haroon, a 23-year-old male of Brandon, has been charged with:

- First Degree Murder (Rig Moulebou)
- Conspiracy to Commit Murder

Abdullahi Abdulrehman Mohamed, a 24-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- First Degree Murder (Rig Moulebou)
- Conspiracy to Commit Murder
- Kidnapping

Rami Hagos, a 25-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Attempted Murder (Citizen Nightclub)
- Attempted Murder in Association with a Criminal Organization
- Discharge a Firearm Into or At a Place in a Reckless Manner
- Use of Firearm During Commission of an Indictable Offence
- Careless Use of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition
- Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
- Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order (x 2)
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized (x 2)
- Possession of a Loaded, Restricted Firearm while Prohibited (x 2)
- Possession of a Loaded, Restricted Firearm while Prohibited in Association with a Criminal Organization
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle
- Possess Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
- Fail to Comply Condition Recognizance by Judge/Justice (x 5)

Haben Nipsey Weldekidan, a 26-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Utter Threats
- Utter Threats in Association with a Criminal Organization
- Assault
- Assault in Association with a Criminal Organization

Mohammad Moradi, a 22-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Participation in Criminal Organization

Charles Kiniki, a 21-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Fail to Comply Condition Recognizance by Judge/Justice (x 2)

Zuhair Mohammad-Zarif, a 25-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
- Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order

Zuhur Mohammad-Zarif, a 28-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

Zubair Mohammad-Zarif, a 29-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

Stefany Dayana Castro Alvarez, a 25-year-old female of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000

Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Dani McKinnon, Public Information Officer

Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs
Office: 204-986-3061
E-mail: WPS...@winnipeg.ca
https://www.winnipeg.ca/police/press/2020/07Jul/2020_07_27.stm

https://twitter.com/wpgpolice/status/715630532327907329?lang=en

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-mcdonalds-pepper-spraying-police-1.3515013?fbclid=IwAR13nLsA2j3qmQg_z1p2JVD1DTzo7xCjb7xwtyLEBv3_Gi_jwEe85_7traU in 2016 he assaulted one dude and pepper sprayed some others at a McDonalds on Pembima Hwy.

https://www.facebook.com/cbcmanitoba/posts/police-are-looking-for-zuhair-mohammad-21-and-zuhur-mohammad-zarif-23/10154008791794400/

https://news4winnipeg.com/drug-bust-rcmp-nab-drug-traffickers-traffic-stop/ busted along with 2 others for cocaine trafficking at age 21.


Jesse James Whyte, 26, from Winnipeg, Manitoba;

(Greg: Winnipeg police allege a gun that was dropped by a suspicious man they were following on Friday night was stolen from a home more than 25 years ago. https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/police-seize-gun-friday-night-stolen-over-25-years-ago-1.2659519

Police say they followed the man as he went between two houses, and they noticed something drop just before he came out of a yard.

It turned out to be an unloaded Smith and Wesson .357 handgun that was taken from a Winnipeg residence back in 1989.

Twenty-year-old Jesse James Whyte of Winnipeg faces numerous weapons charges. https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/police-seize-gun-friday-night-stolen-over-25-years-ago-1.2659519)

Kelvin Lee Nelson, 27, from Burnaby, BC;

(Greg: https://justice.gov.bc.ca/cso/criminal/file/charges.do?fileID=6201518.0009

Document Accused Cnt Location Date Time Room Reason Result Finding Canc.
EA107427-2 NELSON, KELVIN 1 Violation Ticket Centre 29-Apr-2021
11:45 AM VTC APP END APG

Mazin Nzar Zandy, 24, from Burnaby, BC;
Andre Omar Steele, 41, from Winnipeg, Manitoba;
Brittany Girardeau, 28, from Winnipeg, Manitoba;
Albert Theodore Jansen, 39, from Winnipeg, Manitoba;
Sharon Jonatanson, 66, from Libau, Manitoba; (Greg: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharon-jonatanson-2310a275/?originalSubdomain=ca She is a payroll and tax preparer at The SEED Winnipeg and a experienced financial officer (Money laundering?) Her Linked In says she lives in St.Clements, MB which is a 1 minute drive via Main St/PR 317/Provincial Rd 317 to Libau, MB. For some reason she has 2 Linked In accounts https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharon-jonatanson-1549141b3/

https://www.aihitdata.com/company/0083F8A8/seed-winnipeg/history Don't know what to make of this.

https://mapsus.net/CA/subway-76434 She likes the 184 Main St. Selkirk, MB Subway restaurant. I think the Subway chain is great.

https://nicelocal.ca/ontario-ca/restaurants/caseys_grill_bar-45ac/reviews/ She enjoyed Casey's Pub in Kenora, Ont. in 2021.

It appears for whatever reason she left her long term employment at SEED Winnipeg in 2020 and gave up on the work thing yet had money. Pretty easy for GRC to hone in on this once they got a sniff.

https://www.gilbartfuneralhome.com/obituary/Yzetta-Jonatanson Her Mom died 7 years ago.)

Scott Matthew Jonatanson, 27, from Libau, Manitoba;
Caitlin Jones, 22, from Winnipeg, Manitoba;
Owen James Quesnel, 33, from Winnipeg, Manitoba;

(Greg: In 2018 he was charged with multiple drug and firearms offences. https://www.manitobapost.com/winnipeg-police/two-winnipeg-men-hit-with-a-total-of-60-charges-113541 https://www.reverbnation.com/fan/owenjamesquesnel He likes rap https://www.reverbnation.com/pullahoerecordswinnipeg/shows He is into Pull A Hoe Records based in Winnipeg. Hey dude you just pay the ho or her pimp or if you are unusually evil turn girls out and be a pimp player I think the laws should be changed so that such ppl if convicted get the death penalty.
William Solomon Gooding, 24, from Winnipeg, Manitoba;

(Greg: https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/police-seize-thousands-of-dollars-in-drugs-at-apartment-two-suspects-arrested-1.3526675 In 2017 he was busted with $150k in cash and 97 grams of crack. https://winnipegsun.com/2017/07/31/substantial-drug-seizure-made He and Sophia Rita Kattenat were very well known to police and had gang associations at this 2017 bust Mr. Gooding was charged with breaching 18 court orders.)

Brian Christopher Yakimoski, 28, from Winnipeg, Manitoba;
Jeffrey David Gaudet, 32, from Winnipeg, Manitoba; and
Dylan Durval South, 28, from Winnipeg, Manitoba.
None of the charges against any of the accused have been proven in court.

RCMP are also looking for two more suspects who have warrants out for their arrest.

Kieffer Michael Kramar, 30, is from Winnipeg, but RCMP believe he could be anywhere in Canada. (Greg: His pic is at the url.)

Kieffer Michael Kramar, 30,is wanted as part of Project Divergent. He is from Winnipeg, but police believe he could be anywhere in Canada. (Image source: Manitoba RCMP)

Denis Ivziku, 24, is from the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, and is believed to still be in that area.

Denis Ivziku, 24,,is wanted as part of Project Divergent. He is from the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, and it is believed he is still in that area. (Image source: Manitoba RCMP) (Greg: His pic is at the url.)

Anyone with information on the location of either man can call RCMP at 204-983-5420.
https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/hells-angels-member-among-22-people-charged-in-largest-drug-seizure-in-manitoba-rcmp-history-1.5839123

From Feb. 23 this year: Prominent B.C. Hells Angel arrested in luxury Ottawa home
Damion Ryan is a former member of the elite Ontario Nomads chapter of the Hells Angels, which was disbanded after a dispute with other regional chapters of the biker gang

Author of the article:Kim Bolan
Publishing date:Feb 23, 2022 • February 23, 2022 • 3 minute read • Join the conversation
Damion Ryan, 41, was included in the Vancouver Police Department's release of photos, names and ages of six gangsters with links to Vancouver who pose a significant risk to the safety of the public.
Damion Ryan, 41, was included in the Vancouver Police Department's release of photos, names and ages of six gangsters with links to Vancouver who pose a significant risk to the safety of the public.
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A prominent B.C. Hells Angel, Damion Ryan, has been arrested in Ottawa after an investigation by the RCMP in Manitoba.

Sources confirmed that Ryan, considered a leader of the Wolf Pack gang coalition in the Lower Mainland, had been picked up by police at a luxury home in the nation’s capital.

Manitoba RCMP spokesperson Tara Seel said that she should could “confirm that there is an ongoing RCMP operation in Ottawa.”

“We have not confirmed names. There is no risk to public safety. Additional information on the investigation will be released at a later time,” Seel said in an emailed response to an inquiry specifically about Ryan’s arrest.

She confirmed that the investigation involved an Ottawa house at 88 Rossland Ave. Until last July, the house was owned by Hisham (Terry) Alkhalil, a former B.C. resident who also has connections to the Wolf Pack. He sold it for $1.5 million, property records show. Two of Alkhalil’s brothers were shot to death on the Lower Mainland. A third was gunned down in Mexico in 2018.

Search warrants in connection with the Manitoba investigation were executed in B.C., according to Postmedia sources.

Ryan is a former member of the elite Ontario Nomads chapter of the Hells Angels, which was disbanded after a dispute with other regional chapters of the biker gang.

Hells Angel Damion Ryan blurred his face when he posted this shot with unidentified Hells Angels friends in Europe on his instagram account. From 2017. PNG
He was charged with several drug trafficking counts in Ontario in the summer of 2015. The file was transferred to Vancouver, where he pleaded guilty to two trafficking counts and one of possession of stolen property in 2016. He was sentenced to three months. (Greg: Very lenient sentence.)

Ryan then transferred to a Hells Angels chapter in Greece, but has spent long stretches of time here in B.C. At some point last year, he was denied entry to Greece.

He attended the funeral in Langley in September of original B.C. Hells Angel Michael “Spike” Hadden, who died of cancer in August. (Greg: Cancer it doesn't care if you are a 1%er a tailor a nurse or mentally retarded. BC Cancer Agency https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BC_Cancer_Agency gives way more of the money % wise it raises to cancer care and research than the more famous C.C.S. https://bccancerfoundation.com/ to donate.)

But Ryan had been lying low, mostly out of province, since he was featured in May (Greg: 2021) with 10 other Lower Mainland gangsters on warning posters issued by both the Vancouver Police and B.C.’s anti-gang Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit.

The unusual police tactic came during a jump in gang violence across the region.

Ryan sent several messages to Postmedia at the time, denying he had any role in the gang conflict.

Hells Angel Damion Ryan, who was based in Greece, wore a scarf over his face at Chad Wilson’s December 2018 funeral PHOTO BY JASON PAYNE /PNG
But in reality, Ryan has been targeted for violence more than once, as have his associates in both the Wolf Pack and Hells Angels.

A young Ontario man named Knowah Ferguson was hired to kill Ryan at the food court at Vancouver airport in April 2015. At the time, Ryan was meeting with United Nations gangster Thomas Duong. The would-be hitman, dressed in a burqa, approached Ryan from behind. The gun jammed and both Ryan and the hitman fled. Ferguson, only 18 at the time, was captured and later pleaded guilty. The price on Ryan’s head was $200,000, according to evidence at Ferguson’s sentencing hearing.

In December 2010, Ryan attended a birthday party at a restaurant on Oak Street when gunmen linked to the UN gang opened fire. Ten people were shot, though none died. Ryan was hit in the leg.

Now 41, Ryan’s first B.C. conviction came in 2005 when he was sentenced to five years in connection with a violent home invasion involving a marijuana-growing operation.

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https://vancouversun.com/news/crime/b-c-hells-angel-arrested-in-ottawa-after-manitoba-investigation

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Hamilton man pleads guilty to attempted murder of B.C. Hells Angel
Author of the article:Keith Fraser
Publishing date:May 17, 2018 • May 17, 2018 • 3 minute read • Join the conversation

Knowah Ferguson, 21, of Hamilton pleased guilty Thursday to the attempted murder of Hells Angel Damion Ryon in a food court at Vancouver International Airport in April 2015. Vancouver Sun
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A Hamilton man has pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of a B.C. Hells Angel at the Vancouver airport.

Knowah Ferguson, 21, also pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to commit the murder of an unknown person in June 2015.

The guilty pleas came after a judge dismissed an application by Ferguson’s lawyers to exclude evidence due to police breaching the accused’s rights. Ferguson’s trial was to have started May 28 in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver.

Court heard that police suspected two people in Hamilton were hiring youth to commit shootings and that the accused, who was a teen at the time, was one of the youths being hired.

Ferguson was accused of approaching Hells Angel Damion Ryan in April 2015 while Ryan was seated at a table with another male in a food court at the airport and pulling out a firearm.

There was a clicking sound and the gun failed to fire after which the three people at the scene, including Ferguson, took off running.

The murder conspiracy related to Ferguson conspiring with an associate who can only be identified as Witness X due to a publication ban, as well as others, to kill the unknown person.

Ferguson was taken into custody along with two other young men when a suspected stolen vehicle they were in was pulled over by Vancouver police near Main Street and East 10th Avenue on June 14, 2015.

When police searched the vehicle, they found firearms and ammunition, including three handguns, an AK-47 assault rifle and a silencer.

As a result of evidence gathered during the investigation, police became convinced of Ferguson’s involvement in the attempted murder and murder conspiracy.

During the pre-trial proceedings, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Joyce DeWitt-Van Oosten dealt with several allegations that police had violated Ferguson’s rights.

While there was a lawful warrant to search various mobile devices, the accused’s lawyers established that the manner in which certain BlackBerry cellphones containing encrypted messages were searched had breached the accused’s rights.

Man accused of attempted murder had rights violated by Vancouver police: Judge

The defence sought to have the evidence excluded, arguing that to admit the phone messages would bring the administration of justice into disrepute.

The judge found that the Charter breaches were serious and that the police were careless in the execution of the search warrant.

But she also found that there was no bad faith conduct on the part of police.

“They did not conduct themselves with intentionality that amounts to a flagrant disregard of Mr. Ferguson’s Charter-protected interests,” the judge said in reasons released May 9.

“Instead, in my view, what occurred here is more appropriately cast as errors in judgment.”

A date for sentencing of Ferguson will be set May 30, with a sentencing hearing expected in late August or early September.

Gino Gavin McCall, Ferguson’s co-accused and also from Hamilton, pleaded guilty in September to one count of conspiracy to commit murder in relation to the alleged plot in June 2015.

He was sentenced to seven years in prison, reduced to three years, three months and 18 days in jail after he received credit for pre-sentence custody.

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https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/hamilton-man-pleads-guilty-to-attempted-murder-of-b-c-hells-angel (Greg: Mr.Ryan's last name was misspelled Ryon in this 4 year old MSM article.)

Manitoba RCMP’s international project: Hells Angels’ Damion Ryan and 3 alleged B.C. Wolf Pack members among 22 charged
29 March 2022

Damion Ryan: Full patch Hells Angels member. All photos: RCMP
IN 2018, a Manitoba RCMP criminal analyst noticed some trends regarding the international importation of drugs into Canada. When investigators realized they were onto a large-scale domestic operation, Project Divergent was born.

Through intelligence-led policing, the police uncovered a significant Canada-wide operation involving the trafficking of illicit drugs and firearms. The objective of the RCMP was to infiltrate the target groups and dismantle the drug trafficking and importation networks that involved individuals across Canada and internationally, according to Manitoba RCMP.

Multiple police techniques were used to infiltrate the networks, and investigators began to see large-volume transactions happening with cocaine, methamphetamine, opiates, specifically fentanyl, and assault-style firearms and ammunition. A connection with the Hells Angels was discovered.

On February 23, Damion Ryan, a full patch Hells Angels member with the Attica chapter in Greece, was arrested in Ontario, which was a huge disruption to the supply chain of drugs and guns that he helped facilitate.

[Damion Ryan was one of six gangsters with links to Vancouver whose photos, names and ages were released to the media by Vancouver Police in May 2021. Vancouver Police said they posed a significant risk to the safety of the public. Vancouver Police Chief Adam Palmer at the time said: “Our police intelligence leads us to believe that the individuals we have identified today may be targeted by rival gang members. My greatest concern right now, related to the ongoing gang violence, is that an innocent bystander will be hurt or killed during a shooting targeting a gangster.” His name was also included in the list of 11 individuals involved in the Lower Mainland Gang Conflict that the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) announced the next day as it also issued a public warning that these individuals posed a significant threat to the public.]

[Police sources told The VOICE that the three charged from B.C., Kelvin Lee Nelson, 27, from Burnaby, Mazin Nzar Zandy, 24, from Burnaby, and Denis Ivziku, 24, from the Lower Mainland, are all connected to Ryan who is the alleged leader of the Wolf Pack — some members of the Hells Angels, the Red Scorpions and the Independent Soldiers who form this distinct group.]

Through different means from various targets, Project Divergent officers seized:

110 kilos of cocaine
41.4 kilos of methamphetamine
3 kilos of fentanyl
.5 kilo of MDMA
14 handguns
5 assault-style rifles, and
More than $445,000 in Canadian currency
In total 22 individuals were charged as part of Project Divergent.

Officers arrested:

Enrico Funk, 29, from Freidensruh, Manitoba
Artjom Gotting, 32, from Winnipeg, Manitoba
Nathaniel Cabal, 31, from Winnipeg, Manitoba
Trinh Ducthang Dinh, 31, from Winnipeg, Manitoba
Zuhair Mohammad-Zarif, 27, from Winnipeg, Manitoba
Jesse James Whyte, 26, from Winnipeg,Manitoba
Damion Patrick Ryan, 41, from Ottawa, Ontario
Kelvin Lee Nelson, 27, from Burnaby, BC
Mazin Nzar Zandy, 24, from Burnaby, BC
Andre Omar Steele, 41, from Winnipeg, Manitoba
Brittany Girardeau, 28, from Winnipeg, Manitoba
Albert Theodore Jansen, 39, from Winnipeg, Manitoba
Sharon Jonatanson, 66, from Libau, Manitoba
Scott Matthew Jonatanson, 27, from Libau, Manitoba
Caitlin Jones, 22, from Winnipeg, Manitoba
Owen James Quesnel, 33, from Winnipeg, Manitoba
William Solomon Gooding, 24, from Winnipeg, Manitoba
Brian Christopher Yakimoski, 28, from Winnipeg, Manitoba
Jeffrey David Gaudet, 32, from Winnipeg, Manitoba
Dylan Durval South, 28, from Winnipeg, Manitoba
Two individuals are still at large and are wanted by police:

Kieffer Michael Kramar, 30. He is from Winnipeg, but police believe he could be anywhere in Canada.
Denis Ivziku, 24, from the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. It is believed he is still in that area.
Both these individuals are actively evading arrest. If anyone has information, you are requested to call RCMP at 204-983-5420.

“As we have seen in this province and in this country, deaths due to opioid overdose have been staggering,” said Inspector Grant Stephen, Officer in Charge of the Federal, Serious, and Organized Crime Section. “Project Divergent disrupted the supply chain and took these drugs off the street. The utter disregard for human life shown by those involved in these networks, specifically those at the top of the chain, became very clear during this investigation, and we were able to take them out of the equation.”

“This operation began right here in Manitoba and reached from Vancouver to Toronto, to Colombia, Greece, and the United States,” said Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy, Commanding Officer of the Manitoba RCMP. “The scope and success of Project Divergent was possible because of the tenacity of our investigators and the incredible and unfailing support of our partners. We could not have done this without them.”

The partners who assisted the Manitoba RCMP in Project Divergent are:

Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia
BC RCMP
Quebec RCMP
National Division RCMP in Ontario
RCMP Liaison Officers in Bogota, Colombia; Rome, Italy; Washington; and Los Angeles
Winkler Police Service
Homeland Security Investigations out of Grand Forks, North Dakota
Ontario Provincial Police, Biker Enforcement Unit, which also includes officers from the Ottawa Police Service
Colombian National Police
Hellenic Police in Greece
Health Canada
Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC)
Forensic Accounting Management Group (FAMG)
Public Prosecution Service of Canada

https://voiceonline.com/manitoba-rcmps-international-project-hells-angels-damion-ryan-and-3-alleged-b-c-wolf-pack-members-among-22-charged/ Has various pics. The above article is a exact copy of what the GRC posted on its website.https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2022/manitoba-rcmp-project-divergent-hells-angels-international-police-forces-and-22-charged

Good example of interagency cooperation in this case hope the Crown and the Judges do their job.

https://theancestory.com/damion-ryan/ Don't know what to make of this.

https://security.frontline.online/article/2021/1/16898-Gangs-make-use-of-the-%E2%80%9CUnknown%E2%80%9D-Advantage Knowah Truth Ferguson received 11 years 7 months. A couple websites name Mr. Ryan as leader of the Wolfpack.

Ontario Hells Angel arrested in Vancouver after strip club incident
A B.C. man who is now a member of the elite Nomads chapter of the Ontario Hells Angels has been arrested in Vancouver. Damion Ryan was out on bail on drug and weapons charges filed in the Ottawa area when he was picked up by Vancouver police on Jan. 29.

Author of the article:Kim Bolan
Publishing date:Feb 03, 2016 • June 17, 2016 • 2 minute read • Join the conversation

A B.C. man who is now a member of the elite Nomads chapter of the Ontario Hells Angels has been arrested in Vancouver. PHOTO BY LISA FITTERMAN /PNG
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A B.C. man who is now a member of the elite Nomads chapter of the Ontario Hells Angels has been arrested in Vancouver.

Damion Ryan was out on bail on drug and weapons charges filed in the Ottawa area when he was picked up by Vancouver police on Jan. 29.

“Damion was arrested for an outstanding warrant in the 1400-block of Commercial Drive around midnight on Friday,” Sgt. Randy Fincham said.

He appeared in Vancouver provincial court Tuesday where Judge Gregory Rideout ordered his release on $10,000 bail.

Rideout heard that Ryan had alerted his bail supervisor in Ontario that he was headed to B.C. for Christmas.

On Jan. 16, Vancouver police were called to the Penthouse strip club to investigate a fight that started inside but spilled out onto the street.

When police reviewed security footage from the club, they allege they spotted Ryan violating his Ontario bail conditions by drinking alcohol and using a cellphone. That led to the warrant and his arrest.

That led to the warrant and his arrest.

Undercover biker cops were in the courtroom for his brief appearance.

Ryan must check in regularly with Vancouver police while on bail here, plus provide an address and remain at it between midnight and 6 a.m. daily. He is due back before a Vancouver judge Feb. 10.

Ryan recently posted his condolences on the Facebook page of his friend Yonatan (JK) Kassa, who was gunned down in Port Coquitlam Jan. 22. “Love u bro. RIP,” said Ryan.

Ryan, 35, was associated with the so-called Wolf Pack alliance while he was in Metro Vancouver. It consisted of some Independent Soldiers’ gangsters, some members of the Red Scorpion gang and some Hells Angels.

The alliance was locked in a bloody gang war that resulted in the slayings of several high-profile gangsters including Red Scorpion Jonathan Bacon, Sandip Duhre and brothers Gurmit and Sukh Dhak.

Ryan’s name surfaced last year in a B.C. Supreme Court ruling in a gun case involving his associate Dean Wiwchar, who’s a suspect in the 2012 Duhre murder.

Police saw Ryan, Wiwchar and another man driving around a Burnaby neighbourhood where investigators believed they were hunting for someone. Ryan then accompanied Wiwchar and his co-accused Philip Juan Ley, to Mexico on April 18, 2012, the ruling said.

Ryan faced dozens of firearms charges in B.C. that were thrown out by a provincial court judge in Vancouver four years ago.

His lawyer successfully argued that the RCMP violated his Charter rights when they forcibly entered his Burnaby basement suite after shots were fired outside.

The judge said three handguns and an AK-47 were not in “plain view” and that the police improperly searched the suite, finding two guns behind a stuffed animal and assault rifle under a mattress.

Ryan was wounded in a gangland shooting at an Oak Street restaurant in Vancouver on Dec. 12, 2010. Ten people were injured in the unprecedented shootout, which Vancouver police said at the time was in retaliation for the Oct. 16, 2010 assassination of Gurmit Singh Dhak at Burnaby’s Metrotown Mall.

Ryan was sentenced to five years in 2005 in connection with a violent home invasion involving a marijuana-growing operation.

https://theprovince.com/news/local-news/ontario-hells-angel-arrested-in-vancouver-after-strip-club-incident

https://www.burnabynow.com/local-news/gun-charges-against-two-burnaby-residents-dismissed-over-illegal-search-2933545 2012 article about the Burnaby incident goes into greater detail Tracey Latham his girlfriend was also charged and acquitted. The shooting at the restaurant on Oak St. happened a month later.

Vancouver shooting targeted gang birthday party
Bethany Lindsay
ctvbc.ca

Published Monday, December 13, 2010 6:02PM PST
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The shooting that left 10 people injured on Sunday targeted an invitation-only birthday party attended by gang members, Vancouver police say.

The city's upscale Shaughnessy neighbourhood was shaken early Sunday morning by a rain of gunfire.

Police were flooded with 911 calls around 2 a.m. from residents of the Oak Street and 22nd Avenue area who heard dozens of gun blasts and saw a crowd of people fleeing in cars and on foot.

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The shooting happened in front of the Best Neighbours restaurant, where police say a birthday party was underway.

"The bulk of the people that were there, we know to be connected to gangs," Deputy Chief Const. Warren Lemcke told reporters Monday morning.

He said that police had yet to arrest suspects in the shooting, but none of those injured are considered to be innocent bystanders.

"There were no innocent people in the area," Lemcke said.

He said that police will be stepping up their anti-gang activities in the coming weeks, focusing on neighbourhoods and restaurants known to be frequented by gang members.

"There's no doubt that you're going to see an increase in uniformed Vancouver police presence in the coming while," Lemcke said.

He added that the shooting is believed to be part of ongoing, escalating gang violence in Vancouver, but declined to say which gangs were involved in Sunday's event.

Chief Const. Jim Chu said a motive is not yet known for the shooting, but that's not uncommon for gang-related attacks.

"Sometimes they shoot each other when they don't even have a reason to shoot each other," he said.

Mayor Gregor Robertson lives about a block away from the scene and called 911 after hearing gunfire overnight.

"I think everybody in the neighbourhood called 911," he said Monday.

Robertson said that when he first heard the shots, he thought the sound was from someone setting off fireworks.

"You get that rotten, sinking feeling in your stomach when you realize exactly what's going on," he said.

The mayor described the experience as "scary" for his family, and said he was outraged by the shooting.

"This type of assault in the community is despicable. It has no place in any city; it has no place in Vancouver," Robertson said.

A black pickup truck pierced by bullet holes was towed out of the area by police. A few blocks away, a large assault rifle was found discarded next to a tree.

Police have said there has been little cooperation so far from the six men and three women hospitalized in the shooting. A seventh man refused treatment. All of the victims are in their 20s and 30s.

Eight victims remained in hospital Monday.

Staff hid in cooler

The owner of the Best Neighbours Restaurant told CTV News his three staff members ran and took cover from the gunfire in the back cooler.

He said the group of 30 people, who made the reservation last week, stayed for about three hours and settled their bill around 1:20 a.m. They moved out onto Oak Street after refusing a request to order cabs.

Restaurant staff was cleaning up when the shooting began. One customer climbed through the broken glass to take cover inside, he said.

The owner said some of the people had been to his business before but there had never been any problems.

Victims

Police have yet to name any of the shooting victims. A bag of bloody clothes stuffed into brown paper bags at Vancouver General Hospital after the shooting spree was labeled Paul Alexander Araki.

Documents show a man with the same name has faced numerous charges, including possession of a firearm.

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/vancouver-shooting-targeted-gang-birthday-party-1.585207

https://opengovca.com/vancouver-business/10-147749 Mr. Araki's business closed after only 2 years he was wounded a year later. Mr. Ryan was shot in the leg.

The partners who assisted the Manitoba RCMP in Project Divergent are:

Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia
BC RCMP
Quebec RCMP
National Division RCMP in Ontario
RCMP Liaison Officers in Bogota, Colombia; Rome, Italy; Washington; and Los Angeles
Winkler Police Service
Homeland Security Investigations out of Grand Forks, North Dakota
Ontario Provincial Police, Biker Enforcement Unit, which also includes officers from the Ottawa Police Service
Colombian National Police
Hellenic Police in Greece
Health Canada
Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC)
Forensic Accounting Management Group (FAMG)
Public Prosecution Service of Canada

https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2022/manitoba-rcmp-project-divergent-hells-angels-international-police-forces-and-22-charged Notice how Winnipeg Police are not mentioned. They have a horrible history regarding infiltration by H.A.M.C. I have posted about it. Get it together WPS and citizens of Wpg. I am going to a memorial service so don't have time to type more.
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