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Suspected Mexican Cartel hit on a Mafia crime family in Toronto Canada over a 'ripped off' cocaine load

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Roncesvalles restaurateur may have been killed over associates’ cocaine debt to Mexican cartel, sources say

Peter Edwards - Staff Reporter
 
20 hrs ago
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a man holding a bottle of wine: Paola Caputo, 64.© Provided by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited Paola Caputo, 64.
     A Roncesvalles wine bar owner may have been shot dead Friday afternoon because his associates had an outstanding $5-million debt to a Mexican drug cartel, police and underworld sources say.

     Paolo Caputo, 64, of Richmond Hill, was killed in a targeted shooting in front of Domani Restaurant, on Roncesvalles Ave. near Grenadier Rd., shortly after 4 p.m. on Friday.

     The suspected gunman fled in a waiting SUV, police say.
 
     Witnesses reported the sound of two gunshots. A gun was found at the scene.

     Multiple sources said that Caputo may have been targeted for murder over a drug debt owed by his associates to a Mexican drug cartel active in the GTA.

     The debt stems from a massive drug rip-off connected to the June 2012 murder of John Raposo, 35, of Toronto, who was shot dead while watching Euro Cup soccer on TV on a crowded patio at the Sicilian Sidewalk Café on College St. in 2012, the sources say

     Caputo’s brother, Martino Caputo, is serving a life sentence as one of four men convicted of first-degree murder in the Raposo shooting.

     At their trial, prosecutors said Raposo was shot to death at close range in a plot to steal his share of a 200 kilogram cocaine shipment.

     According to police and underworld sources, the Mexican cartel that fronted the drugs to Raposo, Martino Caputo and others was never fully paid and had become frustrated with repeated attempts to collect.

     Raposo was shot to death by Dean Wiwchar, a former Stouffville resident who was working for a criminal group called the Wolfpack Alliance.

     Wiwchar was also convicted of first-degree murder in the Raposo murder, as was Nicola Nero, of Niagara-on-the-Lake, and Rabih (Bobby) Alkhalil, of Montreal.

a group of people walking on a city street: Toronto police investigate the death of Paolo Caputo outside his Roncesvalles Ave. restaurant on Friday.© Steve Russell Toronto police investigate the death of Paolo Caputo outside his Roncesvalles Ave. restaurant on Friday.
     A police source compared Paolo Caputo’s murder to the 1991 slaying of Thornhill resident Giovanni Costa, 38, who was shot to death on Draper Blvd., in the area of Dufferin and Centre Sts.

     Costa was not a criminal, but he was killed to punish family members who were involved in an ongoing feud between criminal, groups in Canada and Italy, court later heard.

     Paolo Caputo was a gambler who often hosted Montreal Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto at his now-closed Forest Hill restaurant, police and underworld sources said. He was also involved in poker games that funnelled money to the Rizzuto organization, police said.

     Rizzuto, considered Canada’s top Mafia boss, died suddenly of natural causes in December 2013.

     Paolo Caputo’s younger brother Martino was considered by police and underworld sources to be far more active and tightly tied to the Rizzuto organization.

     At the time of his murder, Paolo Caputo was trying to sell his wine bar for $249,000, according to an online listing.

     The listing states the property is fully air-conditioned and 3,486 square feet.

     “Renovated restaurant located in Roncesvalles Village,” the listing reads. “Totally turn key with a full kitchen and walk-in cooler. Currently serving Italian cuisine. Can easily convert to any cuisine.”

     Police describe Paolo Caputo’s killer as a thin male with a fair complexion and five-foot-eleven to six-foot-two. He fled west on Constance St. in a white, four-door SUV, which was driven by someone else, police say.

     Paolo Caputo was arrested in November 2007 with dozens of other men after police raided what they called a high stakes poker game held behind locked doors at a social club on Finch Ave. W. near Dufferin St.

    The OPP (Ontario Provincial Police) organized crime unit estimated that operation grossed more than $1 million yearly, and that it funnelled funds to Rizzuto.

Peter Edwards is a Toronto-based reporter primarily covering crime. Reach him by email at pedwards@thestar.ca
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Ciro
Canada needs some anti-mafia laws that line up with Italy and China.  Italian and Chinese criminals love Canada.    
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Canada's been really cracking the whip lately in the Toronto area against organized crime like mafia and biker gangs this summer.Big busts where they take down and arrest dozens of people at a time.
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Ciro
To you it may look like they are cracking the whip but in reality they are not.  Canada is a haven for organized crime.  Italian and Chinese criminals love your country because canada will not deport .
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Mateo
TVA cannot be trusted, I guess the real numbers are much lower?

I pretty sure that some powerful families from CDS are living somewhere between Montreal and NYC (a lot of crazy cars there...) but I never saw one living in Canada.

I guess they prefer to work with local groups?  Or they are expert to keep a very low profile.
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Ciro
CDS and CJNG are both operating in Vancouver.  Mexicans are smart they let the street gangs battle it out and supply both sides.  
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What about Toronto?Who supplies the Mafia?The article doesnt say.Vancouver is usually the Chinese and Montreal the Mafia also big in London Windsor/Detroit area from what I ve read and heard.
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The Montreal & Toronto Mafias take their drugs from everywhere possible. The water ports are where the biggest loads come from, and most of the time it’s the Chinese (Triads) who seem to be caught/bringing in the big stuff.
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Ciro
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The high level Italians(ndrangheta)in Canada are  focused on moving drugs to western Europe.  yes they move drugs to canada but on a smaller scale.  Toronto also has a local mafia Calabrian that move drugs domestically.   Vancouver I dont know much about but I do know the Asians selling chemicals to CDS and CJNG use vancouver as a home base they are the ones who got busted laundering money in Casinos.  
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MX
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CJNG / Los Cuinis has a strong presence in Canada. Abigael González Valencia had a Canadian passport (official but obtained through fraudulent methods) and some of his extended family still lives there.

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I posted on mainboard this afternoon already has almost 20k views.
we have many followers in canada so i knew it would do well
 
The way I see it.... the more people that don't like me, the less people I have to please
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Ciro
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Cuinis in Canada makes alot of sense.  if you want to launder your money that is the country to be in.  
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Thanks for sharing with more people.I think I was reading awhile back on the nationalities of Borderland Beat fans and about 5% were from Canada and it was amazing how many Europeans were on here and people from just all over the world but I think in general a lot of folks who read about Cartels are also interested in other organized crime like Mafia just by the number of hits on here although the site is on the Cartels.
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closing in on 30k now!!  yep canada is about 6 percent.  mexico is getting pretty high as well

I recall we posted a story of one of the can gangster getting killed in cdmx a while back.  jeeze we got so many comments from can.  incl a really great blogger who had followed us for years
 
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MX
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@Ciro: Back in August 2017, an IP address from Montreal (204.48.79.99) deleted some names from the Wikipedia page of Abigael González Valencia, the head of Los Cuinis. The names were Jennifer Beaney Camacho Cázares (his wife), and Silvia Romina Sánchez Carlán and Diana María Sánchez Carlón (associates of his sanctioned in OFAC). Upon investigating a bit more, I discovered Abigael had a Canadian passport, and began to make the connection that he may have family living there. I wonder if they hold Canadian citizenship.
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Ciro
Haha I would be very tempted to nmap that ip
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That’s interesting MX.Almost like giving themselves away at least to the people that might have an inkling.
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A link to these statistics ? Seems interesting
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The Chinese in Canada are no joke.  They are so heavily involved in the narcotics trade but you never hear anything about it becsuse they're so secretive.  If they ever do talk on the phone its some coded version of a dialect of Mandarin that the cops couldn't possibly decipher.  
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