|Andrea (Andrew) Scoppa, 53, registered little reaction as the judge listed off the reasons he was being denied a release in Project Estacade, an investigation into drug trafficking in Montreal and Laval.|
Project Estacade, followed raids mounted in November 2015 that targeted a drug-trafficking network run by Montreal's Mafia, Hells Angels and street gangs.
|Fazio Malatesta, 48, was also denied bail as part of the same hearing. A publication ban has been placed on the evidence.|
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. Scoppa and Malatesta are both charged with conspiring to traffic in drugs, drug trafficking and possession of cocaine with the intent to traffic in cocaine.