RCMP and RNC welcome convictions resulting from Operation B-Tarantula

June 19, 2020
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

Two men, 21-year-old Brandon Glasco and 36-year-old John Squires, both of St. John's, were convicted in Provincial Court last week on charges of conspiracy to commit murder. The charges were laid in late August of 2018, as part of Operation B-Tarantula, a joint investigation under the former CFSEU-NL (Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit-Newfoundland and Labrador).

Both the RCMP and RNC welcome the convictions and thank other police partners who assisted in the investigation: RCMP New Brunswick, RCMP Nova Scotia, RCMP Quebec and York Regional Police.

The first arrests in relation to Operation B-Tarantula took place May 16th, 2018, when Dustin Etheridge and John Squires were arrested for conspiring to commit murder. Twenty-eight-year-old Etheridge pled guilty earlier this year. All three men – Glasco, Squires, and Etheridge – are yet to be sentenced.


Contact information

Corporal Jolene Garland
Media Relations Officer

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