Canada/ US: Mohawk Reserve, Asian Crime Organization, sneak Drugs, Money, Guns thru Mohawk Land
Mohawk Territory, like other First Nations Territories across Canada enjoy the rights of tax free cigarettes and Gas, a favourite place for tourists crossing the border to stop by and pick up a tankful of gas or a few cartons of smokes. Though you require a status card, for a price, you can enjoy sticking it to the Taxman, if only occasionally. Though I may not agree with morally, I can certainly understand the predicament most First Nations face trying to make a few bucks.
Asian Criminal Organizations on the other hand taking full advantage of a large border loophole, smuggling unbeknown to a large population of Mohawk residents, sneaking through sovereign Native territory like Rats in the dead of night with their millions in drugs, guns and money, deserve no quarter, and should be charged big time.
Certainly some of the residents of Mohawk Territory in the Canada and US border were shocked, though not surprised that Asian Organized Crime was using their territory to sneak across two countries borders. Like Border Reserves, Canada and the US have many open border crossings that are no more than cow pastures, delineated by a farm fence or traffic median.
It should be noted Asian Criminal Organizations who were charged in the Money, Drugs and Gun smuggling took full advantage of an ongoing problem Reserves have, poverty, and the draw money brings to those who have none, may have had someone turn a blind eye to vehicles driving through their sovereign territory late at night.
Let's hope after time served our federal government has the Testicles to deport them immediately back to their mother countries, as most I surmise are new Canadians who feel Canada and the US are better Money Making Opportunities versus their own country.
Certainly a slap in the face to Canada and the USA, whose generous nature allowing them to come to both our great countries, pay us back like this.
27 popped in pot probe 230 charges in case of drugs moving through Mohawk land
By KENNETH JACKSON, SUN MEDIA
Police have busted an "impressive" marijuana drug network that allegedly trafficked dope into the U.S. and generated profits believed to have been used to set up legitimate local businesses to launder the money.
The undercover operation, involving Mounties, OPP and Ottawa police, resulted in 230 charges ranging from drug trafficking to money laundering against 27 people, including the alleged ring leader, Maurice Chan, 38, who police say is the head of an Ottawa-based Asian criminal organization. Drugs seized over the course of the investigation has been pegged at more than $4.5 million, and assets valued at more than $460,000, including homes.
20 HOMES RAIDED
Police said Project Scarecrow started April 2007 and most of the dope was smuggled through the Akwesasne reserve and reached "all the way to Asia."
The drugs were also shipped to North Bay, Toronto and Montreal, as well as other Ontario towns. Police said the group was involved "in money laundering operations in which proceeds were transferred through the United States of America, into Canada, and Vietnam."
Police raided 20 homes in the city, Alexandria and Akwesasne on Tuesday morning. Police said the Asian organization busted in the raids relied on eight residential pot grow operations in the city which have since been "eliminated." ---
PROJECT SCARECROW PREY
Ottawa residents charged: - 1. Ha Huong Bui -- 32 charges.
- 2. Mai Anh Vu -- 13 charges.
- 3. Duc Hoan Bui -- 21 charges.
- 4. Maurice Chan -- 10 charges (alleged ring leader)
- 5. Todd Crowe -- 4 charges.
- 6. Andre Aubin -- 6 charges.
- 7. Manh Dung Vu -- 6 charges
- 8. Xuan Hoa Le -- 4 charges.
- 9. Tich Sin Mac -- 28 charges
- 10. Quang Phu Tran -- 8 charges
- 11. Nhiem Pham -- 12 charges
- 12. Thi Thuy Nga Nguyen -- 8 charges
- 13. Cuong Manh Bui -- 3 charges
- 14. Van Thanh Nguyen -- 6 charges
- 15. Tung Do -- 4 charges
- 16. Josie Lynn Lafontaine -- 6 charges
- 17. Hoang Bao Diep -- 2 charges