Twenty-four hours after the operation that led to the arrest of seven individuals, including an influential member of the Montreal mafia, policemen struck again Thursday morning in Laval.

This was the second phase of the Estacade project, which aimed to dismantle a criminal organization that had become "very active in Laval and Montreal in the importation and trafficking of cocaine".

In the morning, four suspects were pinned in Laval soil, bringing the count to 11 individuals arrested in this important investigation.

Chadi Melki, 42, Charles Chouchani, 60, Hovhannes Yeghoyian, 29, and Mark Shirin, 42, are scheduled to appear on Thursday afternoon at the Montreal Courthouse on charges related to drug trafficking.

A man is still being sought in connection with this investigation, namely Louis Manuel Lopes, 57, of Montreal. According to the authorities, Lopes could currently be located outside the country