Sunday, October 15, 2023
Crystal meth shipped from Vancouver to New Zealand
The Vancouver Supreme court is reporting that Kien Trung Pham was caught trying to ship three kilos of crystal meth to New Zealand through Lomis. It was part of a dark web bust in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Before you jump to conclusions take a look at the names of his co accused - Kerry Chang and Gordon Brooks. (Ice is the Australian name for crystal meth)
In 2019 the Naniamo News Now reported that "Brooks was charged along with Colin Lamontagne who were on trial for a combined 27 charges related to an alleged local drug ring, primarily drug and weapon offences. Lamontagne faces 15 of the offences for a string of November 2016 incidents, including the alleged forcible confinement and beating of a drug addict for an unpaid debt. Colin Lamontagne was the guy the Veterans MC tried to help but he couldn't break free of his involvement with drugs and crime so they had to cut him loose.
Colin Lamontagne ended up pleading guilty to several of the charges. Colin beat up a drug addict pretty bad for a drug debt. The drug addict had "a broken left hand and wrist (requiring surgery), three broken ribs and partial lung collapse (requiring a chest tube), broken bones in his face and jaw and three fractures to his skull. Mr. McMillan was tied up. It was a prolonged beating."
"Mr. Lamontagne was in charge and played the primary role although a number of assailants took part in the assault. A weapon, a Taser on a cane, was used by Mr. Lamontagne in the assault. Another offender, who has pleaded guilty in other proceedings, pistol whipped Mr. McMillan and 'gave him a bullet' so that he would remember the event. Other individuals were told by Mr. Lamontagne to stay in the room and watch the assault. "
I don't think Colin was working for the Triads in Nanaimo. Nanaimo is where the Devil's Rejects were working out of. So when you see a bust like this you've got to do the math before you jump to any conclusions. " In a pre-sentence report, Mr. Lamontagne described Mr. McMillan as a 'booster' or someone who commits property crimes to pay for their drug use. Mr. Lamontagne assaulted him because Mr. McMillan owed him money." Look at the amount of drugs Colin had. give everyone snake venom. You get rid of the viper. What we are doing in the DTES is wrong. What we are doing in Nanaimo is wrong. We need to evolve and move past this.