Black Press' Tom Fletcher has the 'story':
The B.C. government is establishing a 22-member police group dedicated to taking organized crime activity out of B.C. casinos.
Finance Minister Mike de Jong and Public Safety Minister Mike Morris announced the new team in Vancouver Monday. De Jong said the province is making a five-year commitment that will also include dedicated inspectors from the Gaming Policy Enforcement Branch and have a budget of $4.3 million a year.
Morris said he expects the new team to perform better than a previous dedicated police unit that was federally funded and not well integrated with provincial agencies.
The new unit will be administered by B.C.'s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, which focuses on organized crime. Kevin Hackett, chief officer of the anti-gang unit that includes RCMP and city police forces, said it's a complex problem that requires international police co-operation.
"We won't get people walking into casinos with hockey bags full of cash," Hackett said...
Don't know about you but I, for one, feel much better now.
Than I did, say, oh I dunno...
Six years ago.