Hells Angels investigation continues with more search warrants in Quebec
Last month CTV reported that "Quebec provincial police are asking for the public's help in solving the attempted murder of Leonardo Rizzuto, the son of the late reputed Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto. The suspect pulled up beside the car as it approached the exit for Highway 13 and fired several gunshots toward the Mercedes, before driving off, according to police."
"Rizzuto, 53, was shot in the leg while driving a black Mercedes on the westbound Highway 440 in Laval Wednesday afternoon.
Rizzuto managed to stop the vehicle in the parking lot of a funeral home just off the highway. Police officers found the vehicle riddled with bullet holes, including at least two that pierced the driver-side window." That is big news. Laval is Red and White.
The Quebec Hells Angels were Rizzuto associates. The Ontario Hells Angels were Rizzuto rivals. They supported the Calabrian in Hamilton when Vito was in prison before he was killed.
The Hells Angels in Quebec were raided last week but we have yet to hear the results of that raid.
"According to reports, investigators from the National Organized Crime Enforcement Squad (ENRCO) are raiding the residences of half a dozen individuals, including Montreal chapter Hells Angels Martin Robert, Stéphane Plouffe and Michel Lamontagne."
"The homes of other individuals, including the former lieutenant of the Rizzuto clan Francesco Del Balso, now considered by the police to be close to the bikers, were also searched. The suspects are suspected of being the heads of a network of narcotics traffickers and distributors active in Montreal and in the North and South Crowns.
This is the first wave of searches carried out during the investigation and intended to gather clues, because since the Supreme Court's Jordan decision, which limits judicial delays, the police and the prosecution want to be ready to release their evidence as soon as a suspect is arrested and charged."