The funeral of the mafia Salvatore Scoppa canceled

The funeral of Salvatore Scoppa shot during a family party last weekend is canceled. It was the mafia murderer's wife in Laval who made the announcement on her Instagram account.

According to what TVA Nouvelles has learned, the police believe that the family may have been warned of certain "dangers".

The funeral of the 49-year-old was due to take place Monday in Little Italy in Montreal.

Missed attempt

The mafia of Laval had already been the target of an attack in the parking lot of a Terrebonne restaurant in February 2017, but had escaped with an injury to one arm.

The accused in this case, Frederick Silva, a notorious hitman, was arrested on February 22 following a two-year manhunt. He is waiting for his trial.

Scoppa and his older brother Andrew had come under the spell of Stefano Sollecito, Acting Head of the Rizzutto at the time. The victim was particularly involved in drug trafficking on Île Jésus and in the Montreal district of Rivière-des-Prairies.

According to police reports, there was no indication that Scoppa's life was threatened again since the attempted murder in 2017.