|Salvatore Scoppa survived execution February 21st when he was shot as he exited a restaurant in Terrebonne. Police confirmed that he was the victim of the shooting. Salvatore Scoppa, 47, is the brother of Andrea (Andrew) Scoppa, 53, a man known to be an influential leader within the Montreal Mafia who was recently arrested in a large-scale drug-trafficking investigation. |
The brothers run an independent faction that has become increasingly active in the wholesale trade of cocaine and heroin. According to sources, both men have risen to become important players in the mafia in Montreal.
Andrea 'Andrew' Scoppa
|The Sûreté de Québec say they have detained seven men who allegedly imported and trafficked cocaine. The men are between the ages of 24 and 52 and were arrested in Montreal and suburbs to the north. Among those arrested was Andrea (Andrew) Scoppa. Scoppa, 52, was arraigned on four charges at the Montreal courthouse.|
Three search warrants were executed leading to more than $900,000 cash, 113.5 kilograms of cocaine, 127 kilograms of cannabis and 50,000 methamphetamine pills. Three prohibited weapons were also seized.