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article image103 suspects arrested in Operation Loquace dragnet in Quebec

By Richard Mccallum     Nov 1, 2012 in Crime
Montreal - A massive sweep with over 1000 police officers in British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec at the crack of dawn has resulted in the arrest of leaders of a new "consortium" who were positioned to become the new rulers of the Canadian underworld.
The police action which was codenamed Operation Loquace ( English translation is Operation Talkative) has netted suspects from British Columbia's lower mainland who were poised to enter Quebec's lucrative cocaine market in an attempt to fill the void left empty by the Rizzuto crime family and the Hell's Angels motorcycle gang.
The dragnet was conducted in the pre-dawn morning following an uneventful Halloween eve in a collaborative effort with over 1000 police officers from Quebec, Ontario and B.C.
"The network we've dismantled was very violent. It originated in western Canada...., and migrated east committing acts of violence everywhere on its path" said RCMP Superintendent Gaetan Courschene at a press conference held in Montreal today.
The consortium had the ability to sell approximately 75 kilos of cocaine a week, which may have netted them an estimated $50 million in liquid revenue in a six month time period.
25 suspects in the investigation remain at large which is ongoing.
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