Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Mafia-related arson attacks rising in Montreal

As of December 21, 12 arson attacks and 1 attempted Montreal-based mafia were committed this year, according to analysts. Twelve have occurred since the beginning of September alone, demonstrating an increase in tensions.

At least four of the targeted locations are linked to Marco Pizzi, currently accused of conspiracy and importation of cocaine following his arrest in May in Operation Clemenza.
Marco Pizzi has also been the victim of a murder attempt on August 1st in Montreal.

Similar waves of arson shook the mafia during 2009, 2010 and 2011, at the height of a putsch against Vito Rizzuto. Since the death of the godfather, the clan of the Sicilians has faced new attacks. Since March three lieutenants have been killed, Lorenzo Giordano, Rocco Sollecito and Vincenzo Spagnolo.