A wave of settlements linked to the dangerous Mexican drug cartels could hit Quebec and the rest of Canada.
This is the warning given to police by the Criminal Intelligence Service Canada (CISC) in a report on the current state of the narcotics market that Le Journal has obtained.
We learn that the murder of Montrealer Philipos Kollaros, shot in La Petite-Patrie last fall, was not an isolated act.
Kollaros was an ex-client of Sinaloa's cartel leader, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
"An Abnormal Number of High-Level Cocaine Importers in Canada Who Have Connections to Mexican Cartels […] have been killed recently in Mexico and Canada, "reports the Royal Canadian Mounted Police agency.
CISC did not specify the exact number of victims.
In addition to this Quebecker, at least three drug traffickers from western Canada have been shot dead for 11 months while in Mexico.
This black series suggests to the SCRC that Mexican cartels are "trying to eliminate competition" or restructuring their "operational cells in Canada" by getting rid of unwanted associates.
"If this is confirmed, we can expect an increase in violent incidents," warns the police agency that informs the country's law enforcement agencies.
CISC recalls that Mexican and Colombian cartels are responsible for "almost all cocaine" imported by Canadian organized crime.
The influence of Mexican cartels on Canada's drug market will not diminish, despite last winter's conviction of El Chapo for exporting more than $ 14 billion worth of drugs to the United States.
On the contrary, in addition to cocaine, "Mexican cartel officials are exporting more and more methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl to Canada," says SCRC.
Kollaros, who was killed in a café on Beaubien Street, had privileged contacts that enabled him to negotiate the importation of massive amounts of cocaine with the Sinaloa cartel, according to our Investigation Bureau.
He and his accomplices, however, had been the targets of major police operations and had seized several hundred pounds of drugs.
At the El Chapo trial in New York, it was learned that the latter also wanted to liquidate a Montreal associate real estate broker, Stephen Tello, who was suspected of stealing narcodollars from the cartel.
But Tello was arrested for importing drugs and sentenced to 15 years in Toronto in May 2018.
December 5, 2018
Jodh Singh Manj of Vancouver, a member of a gang called United Nations, is shot while leaving a gymnasium in Mexico City.
November 6, 2018
Philipos Kollaros, 38, an importer of cocaine linked to Sinaloa's Mexican cartel, is murdered at Café Cubano, in the neighborhood of La Petite-Patrie, Montreal.
August 24, 2018
Nabil Alkhalil, also of Vancouver and associated with the gang of drug traffickers Wolf Pack, dies riddled with bullets at a car dealership in Mexico City.
August 17, 2018
Giuseppe Bugge, a close associate of the British Columbia Hells Angels, is shot dead in a shopping center in Guadalajara, western Mexico.
To learn more about the presence of Mexican cartels in Quebec, the report Narcos PQ of our colleagues from the Investigation Bureau Félix Séguin and Ninon Pedneault is presented on Club illico.
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