Strikes by the SQ against the heads of the Hells Angels and the Italian mafia
< p class="sc-v64krj-0 dlqbmr">The Sûreté du Québec carried out searches at the homes of influential members of organized crime on Wednesday morning.
The Sûreté du Québec is carrying out strikes on Wednesday against the leading heads of the Hells Angels and a member of the Italian mafia, who are among the most important figures of organized crime in the Greater Montreal.
The residence of Francesco Del Balso as well as those of three members of the Hells Angels, Martin Robert, Stéphane Plouffe and Michel Lamontagne, are among the addresses targeted, according to police sources.
The police believe that these three very influential members of organized crime have direct business ties in the drug trade.
Martin Robert of the Montreal chapter would be considered, according to our information, as the most influential member in good standing of the Hells Angels in all the chapters established not only in Quebec, but also in the other Canadian provinces.
Searches are taking place on Wednesday in Laval, Sainte-Sophie, Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac and Blainville.
This major operation carried out by the #x27;National Organized Crime Squad is the culmination of several weeks of investigation to strike the next generation who has taken the reins of organized crime in the metropolis.
Still according to our information, Francesco Del Balso was interrogated during the night of Friday to last Saturday by investigators from the Sûreté du Québec, but for a completely different file, that of the attempted murder against Leonardo Rizzuto which occurred on March 15. in Laval.
Del Balso was released after questioning for a few hours, but was forced to hand over his passport to the SQ, even if there were no charges. against him currently.
Investigators feared that Francesco Del Balso would leave Canada for Europe in the coming days.
The man was reportedly recently informed that the Sicilian clan had put a bounty on his head at almost half a million dollars in retaliation because he is suspected of having ordered the attempted murder of Leonardo Rizzuto.
This series of strikes could therefore allow the police to gather evidence against individuals who are allegedly involved in the failed attempt on the last living son of the late Sicilian godfather Vito Rizzuto.
No arrest is however planned by the Sûreté du Québec.
Since the Jordan decision, police forces prefer to gather evidence before laying charges against individuals suspected of crimes.