A man close to the mafia murdered in Montreal North QMI Agency | Published on January 14, 2017 at 05:50 - Update At 10:46 The QMI agency has learned that the man murdered Friday night after being shot in the borough of Montreal North is Ali Awada,and he is well known to the police.
Shortly after 9 pm, citizens heard shots on Sabrevois Street, near Recollets Avenue, and called the police.
Upon arrival, the police found a man shot down by at least one firearm projectile lying on the ground. He was taken to the hospital, where his death was confirmed.
No suspects have been arrested for the moment. The Montreal police confirmed that the 28-year-old murdered man was "known to police circles". According to our sources, the 28-year-old man is called Ali Awada. He is the son of Mohamed Awada, a close friend of the Italian and Lebanese mafia murdered in front of his home in November 2012, on Leblanc Avenue, in Montreal North.
Among the 11 people accused in the case of the abduction in June 2008 of Nino de Bartolomeis, had a close relationship with the lieutenant of the mafia at the time, Francesco Arcadi .
Mohamed Awada was finally released in this kidnapping case.
In addition, Ali Awada was arrested in June 2014 as part of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Clemenza project. He was suspected of having taken over from his father.
He also faced charges of arson fires in two Italian cafes in the Saint-Léonard borough in winter 2011 and for participating in a kidnapping allegedly commissioned by the Bastone brothers at the same time.
The Clemenza project was the result of nearly four years of investigation at the expense of two of the Montreal mafia's clans.