Archbald, Daley, Kilmer, Chad Wilson & Cartel Dope

This is an extensive update to my previous blog about Dan Archbald and Ryan Daley. That said, let’s get one thing straight from the beginning. The evidence shows that the murders of Dan Archbald, Ryan Daley, Ben Kilmer, and now, Chad Wilson are all related to the dope on the Astral Blue.

Who was Chad Wilson?

Although I have not yet found collaboration, I was told Chad Wilson was not just a member of the Hardside Chapter of the Hells Angels. Instead, he was actually the president of that newly established chapter, 2017.

That understood, somebody obviously placed the failure of the dope smuggling operation of Daley and Archbald on Chad Wilson’s shoulders. In fact, Chad Wilson paid for that failure with his life. Please allow me to explain.

Why do I say Chad Wilson was murdered because of Archbald and Daley?

One is not made president of a chapter (if my source is correct about his position) unless having earned the respect of the club. What have you seen happen lately that would cause the murder of someone of that stature, or for that matter, the murder of any full patch member? The only thing big that has occurred was the dope deal with Daley and Archbald.

There is a reason that the DEA and the RCMP are still crawling all over Squamish.

Here is part of the article on the murder of Chad Wilson by Kim Bolan of the Vancouver Sun

Chad Wilson wearing Nanaimo Colors
Chad Wilson wearing Nanaimo Colors

A full-patch Hells Angel with the Hardside Chapter was found murdered under the Golden Ears Bridge on Sunday.

Chad Wilson, a former Hells Angel in San Diego, then Haney, joined the biker gang’s newest chapter when it formed last year.

Several of his friends had reported him missing the night before his body was found in the 20000-block of Wharf Street, Postmedia has learned. [Hal’s Note: In fact, his crew biked into the RCMP detachment, patched out and leathered up, in order to report Chad Wilson missing.]

Firefighters were first called to the scene about 11:30 a.m. Sunday. They immediately called in the Mounties when they found Wilson’s body.

Friends of Wilson’s, wearing their death-head patched Hells Angels vests, soon showed up at the scene.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is working with Ridge Meadows RCMP on the case.

Let’s dig a little deeper though because in my mind, the murder of Chad Wilson and the circumstances surrounding it point to cartel involvement and tie into the Archbald, Daley and Kilmer murders. Take a few minutes and follow my logic here please.

The Hells Angels prefer keeping a low profile. They want to foster the type of image associated with motorcycle runs for kids. Murder and dope slinging are antithetical to that image.

So, they go about the dirty end of their dirty business hiding in the shadows and using affiliate clubs/gangs to carry out the more visible dirty work. Notice the deaths of Daley, Kilmer and Archbald. These were not public executions. No, they were murdered in the wilderness because the Hells Angels hoped their bodies would never be found.

According to my sources, Chad Wilson was President of the Hardside Chapter of the Hells Angels

Yet the murder of Chad Wilson was the exact opposite. It was intentionally made to be a public spectacle in order to send a message

  • The Hells Angels showed up at an RCMP detachment wearing their patches
  • Chad Wilson was not dumped out in the woods somewhere
  • Friends of Chad Wilson wearing vests with the Hells Angels’ death head even showed up at the murder scene

The Hells Angels send messages for only two reasons. They want people to understand that you do not wear their colors and betray their trust and you do not rat them.

Yes! Daley, Archbald and Kilmer all betrayed the Hells Angels. However, they did not do so as patch wearing members. So there was no trust to betray.

In the case of Chad Wilson, simply picking the wrong person for a job would not rise to the level of being a betrayal of trust. No, a betrayal of trust would have to involve, not just doing something stupid, but actually intentionally crossing the line.

I do not believe Chad Wilson crossed any line, intentionally or otherwise. He may have made a bad decision, but he did not betray the trust of the Hells Angels. In fact, Chad Wilson had done yeoman’s work on behalf of the Hells Angels. Here is more from Kim Bolan on that.

Chad Wilson's profile picture
Chad Wilson’s profile picture

Chad Wilson’s work on behalf of the Hells Angels

  1. In 2013, Wilson was charged in Spain with B.C. Hells Angel Jason Arkinstall and two associates after police there seized half a tonne of cocaine from a sailboat that had arrived from Colombia. [Hal’s note: Does that sound familiar?] The Spanish government said one of the B.C. bikers was on the vessel, while the others were waiting in Spain. They were arrested in a restaurant in Pontevedra, a port in the northwest of Spain. Officials said the drug conspiracy was linked to a member of the San Diego chapter of the Hells Angels — the same chapter that Wilson had joined as a prospect on Jan. 28, 2005.
  2. Wilson became a full-patch Hells Angel a year later on Jan. 28, 2006. Within a few months, he was in a jail cell in South Dakota, charged along with fellow HA member John Midmore with attempted murder for an Aug. 8, 2006 gunfight with members of the rival Outlaws biker gang. Several bikers and passersby were struck. One Outlaw was paralyzed by Wilson. But both he and Midmore claimed self-defence and were later acquitted. Wilson, however, pleaded guilty in April 2009 to being an alien in possession of a firearm. He was sentenced to four years in jail.
CIA Map of International illegal drug connections

Messages are directed at somebody. Otherwise, there is no need for them. I believe this message was from the cartel, not from the bikers, but that the bikers were ordered to deliver it.

The cartel is not the Hells Angels though, and it judges people and their actions by an entirely different yardstick than do the Hells Angels. To the cartel, failure, no matter the reason, is a death sentence.

Chad Wilson failed, and I believe the bikers were under orders by the cartel to carry out his murder. The cartel is not trying to create a “good guy image”.  Instead, it wants to send an entirely different message, one of brutality and zero tolerance. That is their style. Their message is simple. “If you mess with cartel business or fail at it for any reason, you will be executed.”

What you need to understand is that nobody is bigger than the cartel, not the mob and not that bikers, be they Hells Angels or otherwise. Therefore, when the cartel ordered the execution of Chad Wilson and that a big deal be made of it, the Hells Angels had no choice but to comply.

Chad Wilson had an entourage, maybe not these two at the time, but he had an entourage
Chad Wilson had an entourage, maybe not these two at the time, but he had an entourage

Why do I say the bikers executed him? Commonsense tells you that the only way Chad Wilson would have been alone is if he was meeting somebody he trusted.

  • The only people he trusted were his Hells Angels’ biker buddies.
  • Chad Wilson was not a loner. Therefore, he did not sneak away from his entourage in the middle of the night to go to meet some non-bikers whom he did not know or absolutely trust.
  • And nobody stormed his house to take him captive and carry him off somewhere to be murdered.

Chad Wilson was executed by people he knew and trusted, or he was taken to his execution by those friends. Hell, his buddies knew he had not gone missing when they showed up at the RCMP detachment. They knew because they were told he had been murdered and directed to go to the RCMP detachment and express concerns about him being missing.

Whose dope are the bikers selling?

Before you run off and declare that a cartel could never exercise any control over the Hells Angels, ask yourself a simple question. If the cartel decides that none of their dope reaches the bikers, and instead, that it will sell to a different group or sell its own product through a network it establishes, what dope are the bikers going sell?

Remember, the cartel controls dope WORLD WIDE. Sure, some dope will reach the bikers, but they cannot compete with the cartel.

In other words, THE BIKERS ARE ADDICTED TO CARTEL DOPE because without the cartel’s dope they are no longer significant players in the dope business, save the many marijuana derivatives which they profit from with their control of the weed business.

Police have publicly stated a different theory

Police experts have postulated that this murder of Chad Wilson was because of a flare up of a fight within the Hells Angels between the old guard and the young guns. I don’t buy into that for the reasons I have given herein.

I also take note of the fact that the police, in a need to keep its investigation details quiet, and with an obligation not to cause undue public concern, might not reveal a concern about the cartel to the public.

The Cartel is taking over. This is why we see more and more gang activity in Nanaimo, Surrey, Langford and even Victoria. It is also why there is an increasing number of Canadian criminals murdered in Mexico…

Soon you will no longer recognize the drug landscape because it will look like this…

That is my theory/opinion…

What do you think?


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  1. You may simply email me at [email protected]. We can continue with private emails from that point forward or we might each choose to give the other a cell number for texts and/or voice conversations. I look forward to hearing from you, and I assure you anonymity and/or secrecy, whatever it is in those regards that you might seek.

  2. Excellent article, Hal! You are very thorough, accurate and also, intuitive with your findings.
    I always know I can get straight forward answers from you, and you are always correct.

    When I first heard about Chad Wilson having been murdered, and found under that bridge, I felt where he was placed especially, was a sign.
    A sign of possible retaliation to come, and of anger.
    There is talk of worse, yet to come.
    More troops have been called in and everyone is on edge.
    Things (signs) are going to get worse, right?…not better, from this latest murder.

    Did you hear about that recent horrific middle of the night, home invasion in Nanaimo?
    Seniors were tied up, beaten, robbed and their car stolen.
    Also, the perps cut their phone line before entering the home.
    Officials said it was a case of wrong identity, it was a targeted attack, but on the wrong seniors.
    Who would target a couple of “targeted” seniors?

    Everybody should get dogs, and train them well.

    • Thank you Jen. Although I’d be a little more reserved with that “always right” part. I truly believe that the cartel is moving to Canada in force and that the various gangs will all soon be here. I had not heard about the seniors. That is so sad. The world is becoming more and more dangerous, and I blame much of that on our wholly inadequate judges and crown prosecutors. It seems as though nobody gets outraged anymore.

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