The murders linked to organized crime were more numerous in 2016 and according to the journalist André Cédilot, the Hells Angels are putting pressure on the mafia.
On August 1, 2016, the mafia Marco Pizzi was the victim of an attempted murder. Then, on the night of December 13 to 14, his business was the target of an arson fire.

On Monday, his vehicle was set on fire in the parking lot of his home in Rivière-des-Prairies.

"Organized crime is in reorganization mode right now. These are messages to Marco Pizzi. He is a mafia calabrian. He grew up in the shadow of the Rizzuto clan. And he made his money in drug trafficking and money laundering by investing heavily in real estate and automotive.

"Now that the Rizzuto clan has left the place free, several second-generation mobsters want to get out of the shadows. This is the third reorganization attempt of the mafia. Every time this happens, there are people who are trying to take up more space, "explained André Cédilot, an organized crime journalist and co-author of Mafia Inc.

The Hells in good position

According to Mr. Cédilot, the Hells Angels are taking control of all organized crime activities.

"We know that the Hells Angels have the upper hand because they have a lot of relief in Quebec. While the recruiting pool for Italians is much smaller than the Hells. It's also interesting to know that the name of Pizzi, was found on a blacklist , of a someone close to the Hells Angels in 2015. "