Moreno Gallo, ex-Montreal Mafia, killed in Mexico

CBC News has confirmed that Moreno Gallo, once an influential member of the Montreal Mafia, was killed Sunday in Acapulco, Mexico.

Gallo was deported from Canada in 2012 for ties to Mob

Moreno Gallo was expelled from Canada for his ties to organized crime. (CBC)

CBC News has confirmed that Moreno Gallo, once an influential member of the Montreal Mafia, was killed Sunday in Acapulco, Mexico.

The information comes from the judicial authorities in the Mexican state of Guerrero, where Acapulco is located.

Montreal Mob boss Nicolo Rizzuto was gunned down in his home exactly three years ago on Sunday.

The 68-year-old Gallo was deported in January 2012 for his ties to organized crime and had been lobbying the Canadian government for re-entry. According to the Canada Border Services Agency, Gallo had been found guilty of several offences including a premeditated murder.

Other media reports say he was shot and killed while dining at Forza Italia, a restaurant in Acapulco. The Italian man had settled there after being expelled from Canada.

He was well-known in organized crime circles in Montreal, even if he wasn’t well-known in the public realm.

Mexican authorities are expected to confirm more details about Gallo’s death later this evening.

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