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Canada Quebec provincial police make arrests in 4 Mafia killings

20:26  16 october  2019
20:26  16 october  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

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Quebec provincial police have arrested three men and a women in connection with the deaths of four members of organized crime as part of series of raids Wednesday targetting the province's criminal underworld.

As part of the operation called "Premeditated," Sûreté du Québec investigators also seized 19 long guns, six handguns, three automatic weapons, nearly 200 boxes of ammunition, two silencers, as well as materials to create explosives. 

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Four months after the killing of six men outside an Italian restaurant in Duisburg, Germany, police have arrested four suspects. The arrests in Italy took place in San Luca, the home town of two warring families of the so-called 'ndrangheta crime syndicate, based in Calabria.

The motorcycle allegedly used during one of the killings was also seized.

"The primary motive for [the killings] appears directly linked to power and has as a backdrop the old conflict that persists between Sicilians and Calabrians involved in traditional Italian organized crime," Chief Insp. Guy Lapointe said at news conference Wednesday in Montreal.

The four people arrested are Dominico Scarfo, Guy Dion, Marie-Josée Viau and Jonathan Massari.

They are believed to have conspired to kill Lorenzo Giordano, Rocco Sollecito, who were both found dead in Laval in 2016, and brothers Giuseppe and Vincenzo Falduto, who were reported missing in Montreal the same year. 

Lapointe said Massari had led the conspiracy along with a man named Salvatore Scoppa, who was himself killed earlier this year.

Lapointe said police are also conducting raids in eight homes, one vehicle and one business in Montreal, Saint-Jude in the Richelieu area and in Terrebonne north of Montreal. 

He highlighted the operation's focus on homicide instead of drug trafficking networks as a breakthrough in targeting organized crime.

Lapointe called the methods used in the police operation "extraordinary" and said the SQ would be "maintaining pressure" on organized crime in Quebec. 

Update: Man slain in Pierrefonds lot was Mafia-linked Andrea Scoppa — source .
A police source has confirmed media reports that the man who was fatally shot in Pierrefonds Monday morning was Andrea (Andrew) Scoppa, a man described by police in the past as the leader of a Calabrian clan that was part of the Montreal Mafia. Scoppa was also the brother of Salvatore Scoppa, the man who was killed at a Laval hotel this year. Last week, Salvatore Scoppa was alleged to have been the mastermind behind the deaths of four men tied to the Montreal Mafia , including Rocco Sollecito and Lorenzo Giordano. Both men admitted in court that they acted as leaders in the Rizzuto organization when they pleaded guilty to a series of crimes in Project Colisée.

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