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Canada's nightmare: Infested by crime lords, billions laundered annually in shocking revelation!

Canada a safe haven for crime networks and their dirty money'

Canada finds itself in a precarious position, labeled a "safe haven" and international hub for notorious crime groups, according to a comprehensive report by the International Coalition Against Illicit Economies (ICAIE). The report, unveiled in late November, raises alarm bells about the ramifications of this status on Canada's national security and the security of other nations, emphasizing the urgent need for intervention.

The authors of the report, Calvin Chrustie and David M. Luna, delve into the various illicit markets that have found fertile ground within Canada, posing a significant threat to the safety and well-being of its citizens. Among the nefarious activities flourishing on Canadian soil are the production and trafficking of narcotics, the distribution of fentanyl and counterfeit pharmaceuticals, cross-border money laundering, and an illegal alcohol trade that has been steadily gaining momentum. What is particularly concerning is the transformation of Canada from a mere consumer of illicit goods to a central hub for their production, distribution, and export.

The report paints a stark picture of Canada as a financial refuge for a diverse array of criminal networks, facilitating the reinvestment of stolen funds in sectors like real estate, energy, and mining. The staggering revelation that tens of billions of dollars are laundered through Canada annually, stemming from various criminal enterprises such as human, drug, and weapons trafficking, underscores the magnitude of the issue. Multinational crime syndicates are increasingly establishing themselves in Canada, with infamous figures like Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, the Sinaloa cartel, Chinese drug king Tse Chi Lop, and Hezbollah financier Altaf Khanani seeking sanctuary within the country's borders.

Further analysis within the report details specific instances of criminal collaborations, offering a glimpse into the intricate web of illicit activities. For example, Mexican cartels are reported to engage in the sale of cocaine and methamphetamine to criminal biker gangs in Canada, a transaction facilitated with the involvement of Iranian and Chinese criminal networks. On the West coast, Chinese syndicates play a significant role in smuggling illegal and lethal drugs like fentanyl and heroin across Canada's borders, adding another layer of complexity to the multifaceted issue.

The authors attribute the alarming proliferation of these criminal activities to what they term a "historic dismissal" of the transnational crime threat by governments at all levels, Canadian law enforcement, and intelligence agencies over an extended period. They underscore the lack of a cohesive federal strategy to assess the depth of the problem and coordinate efforts among various enforcement and intelligence agencies, including the RCMP, CSIS, CBSA, and the military.

In response to these findings, the report issues a compelling call to action, urging politicians at all levels to promptly acknowledge the severity of the issue and implement proactive measures. The report provides dozens of recommendations, advocating for the creation of a comprehensive Canadian National Security Strategy and prioritizing efforts to sever the flow of illegal goods across the country's borders. The urgency conveyed in these recommendations underscores the critical need for a unified and coordinated approach to effectively address the growing and complex threat posed by illicit markets in Canada.


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