Exclusive: Alleged RCMP mole accused of selling secrets to kingpin money launderer and terror-financier’s network | Globalnews.ca globalnews.ca/news/7568801/r… @CullenInquiryBC
1. I'll unpack a few points from this ongoing investigation by Global News into the Ortis case. The allegations against Ortis, from my investigation, are very international in scope, and could not be more relevant to the work of @CullenInquiryBC
2. If you have the impression that Ottawa has been asleep at the wheel with issues of transnational drug cartels using Canadian cities as giant money laundering vehicles, that would be partly correct, in my years of expertise. But the Ortis case alleges something else going on.
3. What my investigation shows, is the case against Cameron Ortis -- who was one of the most influential leaders in RCMP and top intel official -- is he was allegedly corrupt and compromised a Five Eyes probe of a global kingpin money launderer.
4. In order to understand the case, it can't be stressed enough how important the Altaf Khanani money laundering organization is to drug trafficking and terrorist attacks worldwide, according to the DEA.
5. Based on my investigation of the case against Ortis -- so far -- the allegations that Ortis sought to profit by selling Five Eyes and RCMP operations plans to Khanani's network including a Toronto currency trading network, are most serious. Khanani worked for Hezbollah, a ...
6. foreign terrorist organization that is involved in drug trafficking and money laundering, and according to the DEA, has significant operations in Canadian cities. Khanani laundered money for and financed Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and many other terror groups. Khanani's network
7. of currency traders in Canada, allegedly launder drug cash for international drug cartels, including Chinese transnational cartels, Mexican and Colombian, Mid-East cartels. Khanani would launder money for anyone that was big enough, is what the DEA investigation found.
8. Thanks, check the story out, there is more to come.

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