Thursday, June 4, 2009

Police Target Drugs, Contraband Tobacco In Raids

A suspect in the Project Machine investigation hides his face as he is driven into Montreal police headquarters yesterday. Photograph by: MARCOS TOWNSEND, THE GAZETTE, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

'Project Machine' investigation. 46 people arrested in crackdown against racketeering linked to Hells Angels.

It stood like a fortress in Kahnawake for the past four years and left many people on the Mohawk reserve wondering what was going on inside.

Montreal police shed some light yesterday on the mysterious warehouse that is alleged to have served as the transit point for Salvatore Cazzetta's activities both as a Hells Angel and as a legitimate businessman.

The facility was targeted as a small part of Project Machine - a major investigation into drug trafficking in downtown Montreal that began in 2007 - but the building also proved to be the focal point.

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