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#12001 A Girl is No one

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 06:40 PM

Firearm And Fentanyl Seized In Strike Force Operation

Victoria, BC – Strike Force officers seized a firearm with ammunition, cash, and drugs, including fentanyl, after an investigation which involved locations in Victoria and Sidney. Three men were arrested.

On January 23, 2020, Strike Force officers, with the assistance of the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT), arrested three men in the 600-block of Pandora Avenue. Two of the men were found to be in possession of drugs. One of the men was a federal parolee who had past convictions for violent offences. No one was injured.

Subsequently, Strike Force and GVERT officers executed search warrants at three separate locations. These locations included a suite in a multi-unit residential building in the 2600-block of Graham Street, a hotel room in Victoria, and a business in Sidney. In addition, investigators searched two vehicles associated to the suspects.

Strike Force officers located a firearm with ammunition and a considerable amount of fentanyl, cocaine, and cash in their search of the suite in the 2600-block of Graham Street. The search of the hotel room in Victoria yielded more cocaine and cash. At the business in Sidney, Strike Force officers located more drugs, cash, and evidence of a sophisticated drug production site.

Investigators seized the two vehicles associated to the suspects. One vehicle is being considered for Civil Forfeiture.

No charges have been sworn. This file remains under investigation.

About Strike Force

Strike Force is a focused investigative unit in the Victoria Police Department. Strike Force officers use cutting-edge investigative techniques including clandestine surveillance, undercover operations and confidential information to identify, target, and arrest some of the most dangerous offenders in Victoria and Esquimalt. Strike Force officers are focused on getting fentanyl and guns off our streets. Many Strike Force investigations are sparked by tips from people worried about guns and drugs like fentanyl.

If you have information about those selling dangerous drugs in our community, you can call the Strike Force line directly (250) 995-7260. Otherwise you are asked to call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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600 block of pandora... at least that concentration of crime in Victoria makes it easier to find the bad guys...
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#12002 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 07:19 PM

Ruralcrimes.news..... did it get picked up by the mainstream media at all? That should be a big story for the island...

 

vic news:

 

https://www.vicnews....n-saskatchewan/



#12003 Mike K.

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 08:54 PM

Shawn Kelly has been identified as a former Edward Milne student, the high school in Sooke. The two other men appear to be Victoria residents currently. Interesting that the oldest among the four is a 36-year-old woman.

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#12004 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 06:11 AM

Ruralcrimes.news..... did it get picked up by the mainstream media at all? That should be a big story for the island...

 

 

Shawn Alexander Kelly, 23, of Victoria, Seyed Kourosh Miralinaghi and Seyed Kamran Miralinaghi, both 19, of Nanaimo, are charged with receiving a financial benefit knowing it was obtained from the commission of an offence, transporting a person under the age of 18 for the purpose of exploiting them, procuring a person to offer or provide sexual services, harbouring a person who offers or provides sexual services for consideration and knowingly advertising to provide sexual services.

 

Shermineh Sheri Ziaee, 36, of Victoria, is charged with the same five offences, plus possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

 

The four accused are scheduled to make their next court appearance today in Swift Current provincial court.

 

The two young female passengers are from B.C. They are not related to any of the accused.

 

The investigation is ongoing.

 

 

https://www.timescol...cles-1.24065532


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 31 January 2020 - 06:12 AM.

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#12005 Mike K.

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 06:18 AM

Nobody has made the connection that Ziaee is the mother of the Miralinaghi‘s.

The mother and one of the sons have a court hearing in February. The son’s hearing is related to human trafficking. The mother’s does not appear to be.
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#12006 Rob Randall

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 07:01 AM

According to the BC Court search website the boys are no strangers to the Nanaimo court system. Failure to comply, resisting arrest, etc.


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#12007 Mike K.

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 07:02 AM

Which of the three?

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#12008 Mike K.

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 07:10 AM

It may not be a coincidence that a missing 16-year-old was declared found by police at the time the charged were arrested. Police put out a request for assistance on Sunday. I’ve removed the name.

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers are asking for your assistance as we work to locate high-risk missing girl ....

... is described as a 16-year-old Caucasian girl with brown hair and hazel eyes. ... is petite, standing five feet tall and weighing about 100 lbs.

While ... has been the subject of missing person alerts and has been located safely in the past, the circumstances in which ... have gone missing in this instance are unrelated, and high-risk. Officers believe her to be at risk of harm.

... was last seen in Centennial Square on the evening of Saturday, January 26th. ... was last seen wearing camouflage leggings, white runners and a red “Tommy” jacket as well as carrying a beigeish handbag. She was with two older men.

...’s family is very concerned about her and officers are working to find Arianna and ensure she is safe.

If you see ..., please call 911. If you have any information on where she may be, please call (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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#12009 Rob Randall

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 07:10 AM

Three? They're triplets?


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#12010 Sparky

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 07:16 AM

Victoria Police Chief Del Manak on Youtube clearing up fake news on the protest that had to be removed from a downtown office building.

https://www.youtube....h?v=4_-fsDYTdQg


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#12011 Mike K.

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 08:22 AM

Three? They're triplets?


Three men were charged.

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#12012 North Shore

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 05:36 PM

According to the BC Court search website the boys are no strangers to the Nanaimo court system. Failure to comply, resisting arrest, etc.

From the same site, Mum appears to be pure as the driven slush, also...


Say, what's that mountain goat doing up here in the mist?

#12013 martini

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 07:18 PM

Nobody has made the connection that Ziaee is the mother of the Miralinaghi‘s.

The mother and one of the sons have a court hearing in February. The son’s hearing is related to human trafficking. The mother’s does not appear to be.

Thought never crossed my mind. What was the tip off? 



#12014 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 07:20 AM

Four people from Vancouver Island appeared in a Swift Current, Sask., courtroom Friday, charged with trafficking two teenage girls.

 

Shermineh Sheri Ziaee, 36, of Victoria, her twin sons, Seyed Kourosh Miralinaghi and Seyed Kamran Miralinaghi, both 19, from Nanaimo, and Shawn Alexander Kelly, 24, of Victoria were arrested Tuesday afternoon after an off-duty RCMP officer spotted a three-vehicle convoy speeding east on Highway 1 toward Swift Current.

 

https://www.timescol...-sex-1.24066405

 

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#12015 Mike K.

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 08:33 AM

Why is the second to last face blurred? Could that be someone else who was being taken to court alongside them?

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 08:38 AM

Why is the second to last face blurred? Could that be someone else who was being taken to court alongside them?


Yes. There were five males being transported to the courthouse in that photo; two unrelated to the human trafficking case.

#12017 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 08:54 AM

Why is the second to last face blurred? Could that be someone else who was being taken to court alongside them?

 

ya.  just part of the chain gang.



#12018 Nparker

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 09:26 AM

Imagine the mindsets of people who would smile as they are lead away in chains when being charged with offenses like these.



#12019 tanker

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 07:37 PM

Nothing will happen to them. They'll be released on bail and probably won't even get a prison sentence. You'd smile too knowing this.

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#12020 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 07:44 PM

Nothing will happen to them. They'll be released on bail and probably won't even get a prison sentence.

 

yes they will almost certainly make bail next week.  except those already under some type of probation.

 

but we will not likely hear anything about this case again.

 

Except perhaps on Gangsters Out.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 01 February 2020 - 07:45 PM.

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