A rare atmosphere of peace reign within the mafia in montreal and in the rest of the organized crime quebecers in the year of a pandemic, marked by the quasi-absence of regulations to account violent.
Two murders committed in Quebec during the first six months of 2020 are related to the drug market while at the same time last year, there were already a dozen due to organized crime, or in the middle of the drugs, according to a compilation by the Newspaper.
In Montreal, there are no reports of any murder linked to organized crime since the beginning of the year and only a few murder attempts. Same observation in the other major cities in quebec.
Between the months of January and may of 2019, four murders in connection with organized crime had been committed in Laval, as well as two in Montreal.
According to our information, the crisis of the COVID-19 has probably contributed to this lull, as it has slowed down nearly all the clandestine activities of the Hells Angels, the mafia of montreal and the other factions of organized crime.
Truce between the clans
But especially, and perhaps for the first time in more than 15 years, the forces of order are watching currently a “relative peace” that seems to be sustainable within the Italian mafia, killed by a fifty murders between 2004 and 2019.
“It decodes that since the murders of the brothers Salvatore and Andrew Scoppa last year, the mafia clans sicilian and calabrian came to a truce, and that there was no internal war at the present time “, we have explained police sources said.
During the first half of the year 2019, not less than four murders committed in Montreal and Laval were connected to the Italian mafia.
Chief inspector Guy Lapointe of the Sûreté du Québec, recalled that the killing of Salvatore Scoppa, gunned down in the Sheraton hotel in Laval, where there were dozens of people, on 4 may 2019, has provoked “a change in tone” of the forces of law and order in the face of the regulations an account, committed in public by means of firearms.
The pressure the police had then turned up a notch, surveys have quickly borne fruit and the policy makers of the major factions of organized crime could have taken good note.
“The Sûreté du Québec opened the machine after this event, argues the boss of the communications to the SQ. We hit hard and fast by making several arrests during the inquiry project Préméditer, last October, to solve four homicides related to organized crime Italian. Some people may have realized that it was not paying to have the police constantly on their backs. “
The clan leader Andrew Scoppa was also shot dead in October last, in the west of Montreal.
In December 2019, our Office of investigations had revealed that the Rizzuto organization, which would again be led by Leonardo Rizzuto, sons of the deceased godfather Vito Rizzuto, and by Stefano Sollecito, a son of the deceased as interim leader of the mafia, Rocco Sollecito — has firmly taken the controls of organized crime in Italian.
Traffickers put in not
It also appears that the Hells Angels have put on break the household rule that they had undertaken in the past few years in the quebec market of the drug. The Hells have control of this lucrative market and the traffickers should pay a ” tax ” equal to a percentage of their revenues.
This year, the two murders connected in the middle of the drug date back to January. Each of them has been elucidated with the arrests by investigators from the SQ.
Tristan Boyer was killed during a robbery of narcotics to Lachute in the Laurentians, on the 20th of January.
The next day, Maxime Dugas-Lepage, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, in the Gaspé peninsula, has been murdered and his body has still not been found. The victim was the son of Martin Lepage, imprisoned in Martinique for the summer of 2018 after he tried to set fire to his boat at sea in the Caribbean while he was carrying 1506 kg of cocaine with a value of $ 100 million.
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Murders linked to organized crime in Quebec
- 2020* : 2
- 2019 : 23
- 2018 : 21
- 2017 : 13
- 2016 : 16
*January to June