A prominent member of Montreal organized crime placed under police protection
A prominent member of crime organized was placed under police protection on Thursday. He could reveal information that would help solve unsolved murders to date, confirmed the SQ and the SPVM.
A high-ranking individual within the nebula of organized crime s& #x27; was found Thursday under the protection of the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) and the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM). Transported by helicopter from the Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines penitentiary, he was taken to a safe place.
We confirm that an inmate of the Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines penitentiary was taken care of by SQ and SPVM investigators, said SQ spokesperson Audrey -Anne Bilodeau.
A spokesperson for the SPVM indicated by email that no further comment would be made regarding this event. However, the individual in question could reveal information that could prove decisive for investigations into organized crime. The SPVM and the SQ have mentioned that the two police forces will collaborate in this regard.
According to information first relayed by La Presse and by < em>Le Journal de Montréal, it could be hitman Frédérick Silva, who was recently sentenced to life in prison, without the possibility of parole for 25 years, for the murders of three men in 2018.
The life of the individual in question could be threatened, which would have prompted him to place himself under the protection of the police.
Police officials refuse to speak of a collaborator , but between placing yourself under the protection of the police and becoming a collaborator, there is only one step, underlined the journalist Daniel Renaud in an interview on ICI RDI.
Already , we were told by the SPVM and the SQ that the two police forces will investigate jointly and that we will create a new team to investigate all the information [that this important member of organized crime] is obviously preparing to give, added Mr. Renaud.
The police could thus learn who are the sponsors of many unsolved murders and certainly go up to the highest levels of organized crime in Montreal. There are surely people who are extremely nervous, continued Mr. Renaud.
Just this announcement could create upheavals in the streets of the metropolis, concluded Mr. Renaud.< /p>