Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Suspected Drug Dealer Murdered In Laval, Planned

An emergency worker examines the body of a man at 1988 Fred-Barry St. in Laval near Montreal on July 7, 2009, where neighbours say they heard three shots fired at 9:30 a.m. Laval police say the victim was a suspected drug and weapons dealer and was arrested in 2005 when he was suspected of being the head of a plot to steal a large amount of diamonds. Photograph by: Phil Carpenter, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

The list of enemies Bachir Ayad could have assembled in his line of work is potentially long.

That is the daunting task Laval police investigators face as they attempt to find out who was responsible for what appears to have been a well-planned hit on Ayad in front of his home in Laval's Chomedey district yesterday morning.

Ayad, 46, described himself as a businessman in the legitimate world. But to police he was a well-known figure, suspected of dealing in both weapons and drugs and was tied, in 2005, to a plot to steal $500,000 worth of diamonds en route to jewellery stores along Plaza St. Hubert.

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