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Drew is a dealer who sells in the wealthy Vancouver suburb of Surrey … ‘The turf wars in Surrey – it’s all about product and territory, and young guys killing each other.’ Drugs Inc s7e20: Shooting Up Suburbia
Gunshots continue to ring out in the Vancouver suburbs. ibid.
During the 1970s cities across the US and Canada were awash with cocaine smuggled in through the port of Montreal by the Irish/Canadian criminal organisation the West End Gang. The Irish Mob s1e4, 2016
Mystery surrounds who was responsible for his [Frank Dunie] murder. ibid.
In the 1970s three Canadian criminals pulled off a string of daring bank robberies from Montreal to Miami … in more than 140 bank robberies. But in September 1980 time ran out for the Stopwatch gang. ibid.
The story of Brian O’Dea begins in St John’s, the largest city on the island of Newfoundland in east Canada … In the early 1970s cocaine traffickers in South America were starting to put together the pieces of what would soon be a multi-billion-dollar empire, and Brian O’Dea was part of it from the very start. He started making regular trips to Bogota. The Irish Mob s1e5, Netflix 2008
Throughout the 1970s Brian O’Dea continued to bring regular shipments of cocaine into the US from both South America and Jamaica. ibid.
In the mid 70s O’Dea began to put together a major marijuana smuggling operation. ibid.
It took nearly a year to set up the second load. And this one would be twice as large: fifty tons of marijuana, with a street value of $200 million. ibid.
O’Dea was sentenced to ten years in prison but was released on parole after serving five. He returned to Canada. ibid.
He is one of the wealthiest business tycoons in Canada. But when Michael DeGroote gambled a fortune on the casino business in the Caribbean, he found himself in an ugly battle with a shady cast of characters: two brothers with a dubious past. And a leading Mafia godfather. The Fifth Estate: The Mob & Michael DeGroote, CBC 2015
It was a January morning and five very close friends with a common goal and lots to hide were driving along the highway … It was a trap: every road worker was really an undercover cop. The Fifth Estate: Direct Action: Ann Hansen & the Squamish Five, CBC 2016
A debate would erupt over the line between protest and terrorism. Canada had rarely seen the likes of these five. ibid.
They called themselves Direct Action; the media dubbed them the Squamish Five. They’d been on a two-year streak of politically motivated destruction. ibid.
It’s in the Montreal Customs House … Four million balls; how many times have I got to tell you. The Score 2001 starring Marlon Brando & Robert de Niro & Edward Norton & Angela Bassett & Gary Palmer & Paul Soles & Jamie Harrold & Serge Houde & Martin Drainville et al, director Frank Oz, Brando to de Niro
In war there are no unwounded soldiers. Citizen Gangster 2011 starring Scott Speedman & Kelly Reilly & Kevin Durand & Joseph Cross & Brendan Fletcher & Charlotte Sullivan & Melanie Scrofano & Brian Cox et al, opening quote Jose Narosky
All of this was for you! ibid. him to her
The real currency in the world ain’t money, it’s trust. The Art of the Steal 2014 starring Kurt Russell & Matt Dillon & Terence Stamp & Jay Baruchel & Katheryn Winnick & Devon Bostick & Jason Jones & Kenneth Welsh & Eugene Lipinski & Karyn Dwyer et al, director Jonathan Sobol
Whatever he took, the lab has never seen it before. And as you can see, this kid is white – that means people actually give a shit. 21 Jump Street 2012 starring Jonah Hill & Channing Tatum & Dave Franco & Brie Larson & Rob Riggle & deRay Davis & Ice Cube & Chris Parnell & Ellie Kemper & Jake Johnson & Nick Offerman & Spencer Boldman et al, director Chris Miller & Phil Lord
Don’t wait for the Last Judgment. It happens every day. Repeaters 2010 starring Dustin Milligan & Amanda Crew & Alexia Fast & Gabrielle Rose & Michael Adamthwaite & Manoj Sood & John Cassini, director Carl Bessai, Albert Camus
It’s all fucking bullshit anyway. ibid. geezer
What if it doesn’t repeat? ibid. her to him
There’s got to be some deeper meaning to this. ibid. geezer
Every good thing we do gets erased. Every bad thing we do gets erased. Does it really matter what we do? ibid. her to him
I need a package delivered to the German. The Package 2012 starring Steve Austin & Dolph Lundgren & Mike Dopud & Darren Shahlavi & Lochlyn Munro & William B Davis & Monique Ganderton & Michael Daingerfield et al, director Jesse V Johnson, boss to Austin
BRITISH COLUMBIA: Middle Class Gangsters TV - Misha Glenny - Drugs Inc TV -
A seemingly laid back idyll. Vancouver’s port and docks mean it’s perfectly positioned as headquarters for an illegal drug industry. And where there are drugs there are gangs. Middle Class Gangsters
Police say there are more than 130 organised crime groups in British Columbia. ibid.
The Vancouver area is perfect for the export of marijuana, and the import of guns and cocaine. ibid.
Canada’s history has seen spikes in gang warfare. ibid.
The UN gang was proudly multicultural. ibid.
Probably the most violent of the middle-class gangs is the Red Scorpions. ibid.
The most brutal massacre in British Columbia’s history. ibid.
In BC fifty pounds of Bud is worth $55,000 at wholesale. In Spokane, two and a half hours from the border, its value had almost doubled to $100k. Misha Glenny, McMafia
An industry that the BC Organised Crime Agency valued at $4 billion in 2001. ibid.
Around 100,000 workers are engaged both full-time and part-time in the cultivation, distribution, smuggling and retail of marijuana. ibid.
Western Canada is home to the largest per capita concentration of organised criminal syndicates in the world. ibid.
Many of those who once worked in the traditional industries have moved into marijuana. ibid.
Drew is a dealer who sells in the wealthy Vancouver suburb of Surrey … ‘The turf wars in Surrey – it’s all about product and territory, and young guys killing each other.’ Drugs Inc s7e20: Shooting Up Suburbia, National Geographic 2016
Gunshots continue to ring out in the Vancouver suburbs. ibid.
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Today is a special day. I’ve been looking forward to this day for the past eighteen months. Trailer Park Boys s1e1: Take Your Little Gun and Get Out of My Trailer Park, Julian, Showtime 2001
I’m going to live a good clean life. I’ve matured now. ibid.
There’s this guy named Cyrus; he just moved in here. There’s nothing we could do about it. ibid.
I’m just doing a little documentary thing. ibid. Julian to Bubbles
There’s a potential shootout that’s going be happening in the Trailer Park tonight. ibid. Jim Lahey
I’ll kill every one of ya. Trailer Park Boys s1e2: Fuck Community College, Let’s Get Drunk and Eat Chicken Fingers, Ricky
Well I’ve been out of jail for a week now … ibid. Julian
Ricky, life isn’t about getting drunk and eating chicken fingers all the time. ibid.
You make things clear. ibid. Ricky to Julian
I gotta have my dope operation up and running next week. ibid. Ricky