The boys are out of control in Montreal.
A "commercial mall in Laval gutted by fire early Monday was home to a hair salon owned by a woman with ties to the Montreal Mafia whose other Laval salon was firebombed last week" as reported by The Gazette: "according to the Quebec business registry, the salon is one of two owned by Caterina Miceli, identified in a 2006 court document as the wife of Carmelo (Mini-Me) Cannistraro" who "headed an illegal bookmaking ring tied to the Rizzuto organization that was uncovered during Project Colisee, a major investigation into the Montreal Mafia that produced dozens of arrests in 2006." The poor dear's other salon, Streakz Coiffure, was torched last week.
Mob watchers suspect that the 'Ndrangheta or Calabrian Mafia has backed a breakaway group from the Rizzuto clan of Cosa Nostra or the Sicilian Mafia for control over the drug rackets in Montreal and New York, and the turf war has resulted in dozens of murders -- plus all the firebombing -- over the last few years as reported by CBC.
Vito Rizzuto, an oft-described "drug trafficking mastermind," died in 2013 from lung cancer. The mob boss was released from a U.S. prison in 2012 after serving several years on a racketeering conviction involving the 1981 murders of three Bonanno capos in New York City, and while he was doing time the mob rebellion claimed his son Nick Jr. in 2009 and family patriarch Nicolo in 2010.
Police suspect the Rizzuto rebellion was led by Raynald Desjardins. Last month Desjardins was sentenced to fourteen years for his lead role in the 2011 hit against ex-Bonanno boss Salvatore "Sal the Ironworker" Montagna who police suspect had allied himself with the breakaway group until their relationship soured.
Apparently the rackets can be a rough business.