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Tuesday, February 23, 2016
David Giles' Kelowna cocaine trial has begun
Well this is the moment we've all been waiting for. David Giles' Kelowna cocaine trial has finally begun. Kim Bolan reported that the publication ban was lifted last friday. Today the Vancouver Province is reporting that the trial has finally begun and that Giles was in court Monday.
"Crown counsel Chris Greenwood said Giles and Hells Angels associate Kevin Van Kalkeren were the principal negotiators in a plot to purchase more than 500 kilograms of cocaine for over $14 million." David Giles, vice-president of the Kelowna chapter of the Hells Angels, is on trial in Vancouver along with Bryan Oldham, the sergeant at arms of the Kelowna chapter and three Hells Angels associates.
It was nice to see the Vancovuer Province used a picture of David Giles they obtianed from my web site. They are free to do so. All news outlets are. The only one I don't "own the copyright"to is the one of him outside the Vancouver courthouse smiling looking exactly like skeletor. That one was from the Vancouver Sun. All the others, and there are many, people sent in to me directly and the media are free to use.
This was the vice president and the sergeant at arms of the Kelowna chapter involved in a huge cocaine ring. That implicates the whole chapter just like the stolen car ring Johnny Newcome plead guilty to. After this conviction, there is no reason on earth the crown's application to seize the Kelowna clubhouse should fail. None whatsoever.
I don't like the idea of the police or the government seizing someone's home just because they found a grow op inside. This is different. This is a criminal organization doing business out of a clubhouse. When a chapter is convicted of that much criminal activity, that clubhouse should be seized under proceeds of crime legislation. That is in the public interest. I don't care what Ron Skolrood says. He has no right to act against the public interest. Again.
Before Giles the previous vice president of the Kelowna chapter was Lester Jones. He was convicted of drug trafficking in Winnipeg. A police agent bought two kilos of cocaine off of him for $72,000. Winnipeg is another chapter with a long history of drug trafficking.
In this case involving David Giles the Vancouver Province reported that "By the time the investigation was complete, the conspirators had provided close to $4 million in cash, which represented payment in full for the first 200 of 500 kilograms of cocaine, said the prosecutor." 500 kilos is a lot of cocaine. Those are high level dealers. The Vancouver Province reported that it was suposed to be 500 kilos a month.
Kim Bolan is reporting that Giles told an undercover cop that "his 'brothers' (the Kelowna Hells Angels) would take over his massive cocaine deal if anything were to happen to him." Sounds like a criminal organization to me. Sha na na na, na na na na, Skeletor, goodbye.
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Update: Kim Bolan is reporting that the court was shown a video of their arrest which shows Kevin Van Kalkeren trying to smash his backberry when he was arrested.
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where did they come up with $4M? do hope it wasn't in the bank. I'd really have to wonder about the bank.ReplyDelete
did he actually have $4Million laying around? that certainly would not be money that he ought to get back at any time.
I am no keen on seizing homes, assets as "proceeds of crime" because some times others assets are involved also. However, if it can be proven the club house was actually purchased with money they made from crime perhaps. In my opinion it is not enough to take the club house simply because it was the location crime was planned.
I understand what you mean. I just think that even if a home was partially purchased with the "proceeds of crime" by containing a grow op it shouldn't be seized. There is a huge difference between pot and crack.Delete
That much cocaine isn't being sold in its pure form to doctors and lawyers who can afford it. It's been cut into crack, given to the homeless for free who are then beaten to death for payment. Sex trade workers are given crack for free by the dealers who are now their pimps and all of their money is taken from them when they get a trick. That is human trafficking. There is nothing consensual about it. It is exploitation pure and simple. The article says some of the money was wet from being buried in the ground
That's pretty funny, they mave millions in cash but can't figure out how to bury it without it getting wet. All you have to do is....um....nevermind. ;-DReplyDelete