May 2, 2012

Gangster Killing Points to Canada-Mexico Criminal Ties

InSight Crime: "The murder of a Canadian crime boss in Mexico illustrates the troubling links between criminal organizations in both countries.

On April 27, British Colombia-based gangster Thomas Gisby was gunned down in a Starbucks in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. According to police, Gisby ran the Gisby Crime Group, a Canadian drug trafficking gang with connections to cartels in both Mexico and Colombia. The Calgary Herald reports that Gisby was likely targeted for his connections to a group known as the United Nations Gang, which has seen a number of its members assassinated in recent months in retaliation for the August 2011 killing of rival gang member Jonathan Bacon. read more

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