No, we're not talking about mob boss Vito Rizzuto. That 67-year-old doper died last month. This time it's Vito's childhood friend and smuggling crony Valentino Morielli as reported by Paul Cherry for The Montreal Gazette:
On Jan. 31, 1997, Morielli was sentenced to a 10-year prison term for his role in a conspiracy to smuggle 2,500 kilograms of cocaine into Canada, a plot that the RCMP suspected was spearheaded by Rizzuto, although he was never charged. Morielli was revealed to be the key player in a plan to transport the cocaine, from Colombia, on a ship that ended up sinking before it reached Canada.
Meanwhile, the good people of Montreal, Canada are asking why the Catholic Church continues to grant funeral sacraments for the country's degenerate mobsters as reported by Adrian Humphreys for the National Post. Italian anti-Mafia prosecutor Nicola Gratteri says the "funeral pomp" which the Catholic Church provides "legitimizes the strength and power of mafiosi within the territory," and "they should be avoided."