|Francesco Del Balso was supposed to be released from prison in June after serving two thirds of a 15 year sentence, but when Lorenzo (Skunk) Giordano, 52, was fatally shot in Laval on March 1 he was returned to jail for his own safety.|
The other still living member is Francesco Arcadi, who remains behind bars.
|2017 could give rise to a changing of the guard with the Calabrian in a good position to regain control. |
How this could happen between them and the resurgent Hells Angels remains unclear. The Hells Angels will increase their stranglehold in 2017. No criminal organization in Quebec has the ability to stand up to the Hells. The bikers are in a well structured, strong position. They now control virtually 85% of the Quebec market for narcotics and collect a sales tax of 10% (even on the Mafia) on those who operate in their territory.