The director of the Saint-Jude Fire Department in Montérégie was arrested Wednesday morning in the investigation of four mafia murders committed in 2016 in Montreal and Laval.
Guy Dion, 48, who is still employed by the small municipality of just over 1200 inhabitants near Saint-Hyacinthe, was pinned at the same time as his wife, Marie-Josée Viau, 44 years old.
The two other suspects arrested are Dominico Scarfo, 47, and Jonathan Massari, 38, the brother-in-law of Marie-Josée Viau.
The quartet is believed to have committed – or to have been involved in – the murders of the big mobs of the mafia Lorenzo Giordano and Rocco Sollecito, as well as the assassination of brothers Vincenzo and Giuseppe Falduto, who mysteriously disappeared in July 2016, in the east of the metropolis.
Moreover, a search was underway in the residence and the garage of Guy Dion, Wednesday in Saint-Jude, to find the remains of the two brothers, whose bodies have still not been discovered.
Research was taking place in a field near the house and the authorities said they were hopeful to find the remains of the two young men who were 23 and 30 at the time of their disappearance.
“We are really surprised to hear news like this,” said Mayor Saint-Jude Yves Bellefeuille, in a telephone interview. We did not expect that. Guy Dion, we’ve known him for a long time, he was a pretty “low profile” guy. But it proves that you never really know the people you think you know. ”
Guy Dion was immediately suspended on pay and the municipality indicated that she would soon be appointing an Acting Fire Chief.
According to the National Organized Crime Squad (ENRCO), the four arrested suspects had a very specific role in the perpetration of the murders. The leader of this deadly cell was apparently Salvatore Scoppa, who was the victim of a spectacular and spectacular death last May at a family party in a hotel in Laval.
Jonathan Massari is considered his right hand man, while Guy Dion, Dominico Scarfo and Marie-Josée Viau would have played the role of implementers or accomplices, police said in a press conference on Wednesday morning.
The murder of Salvatore Scoppa would be a replica of the series of murders he would have ordered.
During their tedious investigation, during which raids were carried out last month in Laval and Nova Scotia, the police seized a real arsenal of 19 long weapons, six handguns, three automatic weapons, more about 30 chargers, two mufflers, 10 detonators, equipment used to make explosives, and the motorbike used by the killers who murdered Rocco Sollecito.
In total, more than a hundred police officers participated in the investigation.