Daily Archives: May 1, 2012


Police warn killing in Mexico may reignite B.C. gang strife

Jeff Nagel – Surrey North Delta Leader Published: April 30, 2012 11:00 AM Police are warning more retaliatory gang violence could break out here after the murder of a B.C. organized crime figure in Mexico. Thomas Gisby was shot point-blank Saturday in a Starbucks in Nuevo Vallarta by two gunmen who then fled. He had previously been the target of a Jan. 16 bombing in Whistler, where Gisby and another man camped in an RV escaped with minor injuries. RCMP quickly issued a warning that Gisby’s slaying could trigger revenge attacks or violence between his gangland allies and enemies in B.C. “We expect this would result in heightened tension between various organized crime groups in the Lower Mainland and, potentially, the province,” RCMP Sgt. Duncan Pound said. Gisby is said by police to have been a “high-ranking organized crime figure” who headed up his own B.C. gang – which they referred to as the Gisby Crime Group – but also had links to other B.C. groups involved in violent attacks in recent years. “The criminal activity in which he was engaged extended across Canada and internationally,” Pound said. There are reports the middle-aged Gisby may have had ties to Metro Vancouver’s Dhak and […]