January 19, 2007

Jan. 19, 2007: Drugs #2

Update Jan. 20, 2007: Scroll to bottom of this post for it.



Family must give up grow-op homes
Case is biggest forfeiture ever in Waterloo
, Dianne Wood, Kitchener, Jan. 17, 06

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Nam Thi Dinh, 53, [....]

Que Kim Thi Nguyen, [....]

husband, Chien Khac Nguyen [....]

Along with forfeiting the three homes, Hearn also ordered forfeiture of the proceeds of a fourth house family members also used for a marijuana grow.

[....] raided on Oct. 6, 2004, after an investigation by Waterloo regional police and Kitchener RCMP that begun in October 2003. Police seized 593 marijuana plants from grow operations in the basements of the homes.

All five accused, who are related by blood or marriage, pleaded guilty in December 2005 to production of marijuana and possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. Their sentencing has been held up while the issue of forfeiting the houses was argued.

[....] Lawyers are asking for suspended sentences or conditional sentences because their clients have paid such a high price already with the forfeiture of their homes.

None of the five has a criminal record. [Perhaps they haven't been here long enough.]

Crown prosecutor Mike O'Malley is asking for one year in jail for all five.

[....] Cuong Khac Nguyen and his wife, Huyen Le Thi Vu.

Thi Kim Nguyen came to Canada in 1998 and sponsored her husband
, defence lawyer Matt Stanley said. [.... see below also]


Was she a refugee? Did she not enter under false pretenses? Did they arrive via Hong Kong? Philippines? Does this relate to the story of truckers recruited out of Vietnam? (posted on Frost Hits the Rhubarb)

One year? That is all? Then they probably are able to remain in Canada to start all over again. Why? Why do we have to keep this family as refugees or immigrants? Do you really think they would have stopped at marijuana, once the business was rolling?



Memory Lane: Drugs

Frost Hits the Rhubarb Oct. 10, 2004

frosthits
therhubarb.blogspot.com/
2004_10_10_frosthitstherhubarb_archive.html

One of those who worked on the Western Wind file was former RCMP officer Pat Convey, now an inspector with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit. ...


Current information here: Organized Crime in Canada: A Quarterly Summary July to September, 2006 General Organized Crime Activities

www.yorku.ca/nathanson/
CurrentEvents/2006_Q3.htm#Drugs

Organized Crime Activities
Arms Trafficking
Drug Trafficking
Cocaine
Crystal Meth
Ecstacy
Hashish
Marijuana
Money Laundering
Prostitution
Smuggling
Organized Crime Genres
Asian
Italian
Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs



Update: Jan. 20, 2007


Frost Hits the Rhubarb May 28 - June 3, 2006

frosthits
therhubarb.blogspot.com/
2006_05_28_frosthitstherhubarb_archive.html

Canadian-Vietnamese soccer mafia boss nabbed , Thu, May 25 2006, By Mata Press Service
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Vietnam police investigating a high profile corruption case involving government officers in Hanoi have arrested a Canadian who is reputedly the head of an international criminal syndicate. [....]

The crime gang called "Long Haul" operates in Canada, Europe and Asia specializing in drug trafficking, money laundering, and organized betting on international soccer games, police said according to Vietnam-based news sources.

The Canadian was identified as 46-year-old Ngo Tien Dung alias Dung Kieu.

The Vietnamese native also uses the names Dung Hanoi and Lai Thanh Huu and reportedly operated out of Vancouver and Toronto. [....]

Vietnamese media said Dung changed his named to Lai Thanh Huu in Canada, obtained citizenship and has traveled to Vietnam at least 35 times as an overseas businessman.


Think hard ... Vietnamese truckers ... immigration Canada ... "obtained citizenship and has traveled to Vietnam at least 35 times as an overseas businessman." ... investor program ...

Is this related? Frost Hits the Rhubarb Feb. 2005: Multiculturalism, IRB, Vietnamese ..... re: importing Vietnamese truckers

frosthits
therhubarb.blogspot.com/2005/02/
multiculturalism-irb-vietnamese.html

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