Over the past few months there has been a number of concerning reports that desomorphine, a.k.a. "krokodil," a homemade alternative to heroin that is believed to have originated in Russia, may have made its way into the United States.
TORONTO — A published report says a video that appears to show Toronto mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine is being shopped around by a group of men allegedly involved in the drug trade.
There was no way to verify the video, however, which was the subject of a report on the U.S. online news site Gawker on Thursday and then became the subject of numerous stories.
The invasive presence of Asian organized crime in Canada involves everything from kidnapping and extortion to drug smuggling, one of the country’s foremost experts on Asian organized crime said Thursday at an immigration hearing for an alleged triad boss.
Vancouver Police Det. James Fisher told an Immigration and Refugee Board member of the origins of Asian triads, and the worldwide networks they now control — including in Canada.