Convicted drug trafficker Fredrico Del Peschio with alleged ties to the Montreal Mafia was gunned down yesterday morning in the parking lot of the La Cantina restaurant he partly owned as reported by Paul Cherry for The Gazette:
Investigators believe Del Peschio had just gotten out of his silver Mercedes when at least one gunman ambushed him as he arrived at the restaurant for the day. According to the Quebec business registry, Del Peschio was a shareholder in the eatery through a numbered company. The restaurant has for years been a popular destination for diners looking for a traditional Italian meal in the northern part of the city. But La Cantina was described, during the 2002 trial of a Montreal lawyer charged with drug smuggling for the Rizzuto clan, as a known hangout for drug traffickers.