Montreal's Irish Mafia: The True Story of the Infamous West End Gang

Montreal's Irish Mafia: The True Story of the Infamous West End Gang

D'Arcy O'Connor


Their names resonate with geared up crime in Montreal: the Matticks, MacAllisters, Johnstons and Griffins, and Peter Dunie Ryan. they're the Irish identical of the notorious Rizzuto and Cotroni households, and the "Mom" Bouchers and Walter Stadnicks of the Hells Angels. Award-winning manufacturer, journalist and writer D’Arcy O’Connor narrates the genesis and upward push to energy of 1 of Montreal’s strongest, violent and colourful felony businesses. it's the West finish Gang, whose contributors managed the docks and fought the Hells Angels and Mafia for his or her proportion of the city’s prostitution, playing, mortgage sharking and drug dealing. every now and then, they didn't disdain forging alliances with rival gangs whilst large gains have been at stake, or whilst a killing had to be carried out. 

The West finish Gang—the Irish Mafia of Montreal—is a mythical beast. They sprang out of the impoverished southwest of town, a few trying to find how one can earn sufficient simply to live on, a few in need of greater than a task in an abattoir or on a development web site. In that feel, they have been no assorted from different immigrants from Italy and different ecu nations. A shortcut to wealth used to be their universal aim. And Montreal, with its burgeoning post-WWII inhabitants, used to be ripe for the picking.

The Irish Mob made headlines with a remarkable Brinks theft in 1976, utilizing the cash to dealer an incredible heroin and cocaine trafficking ring. It took over the Port of Montreal, controlling the circulation of gear into the town, medications which the Mafia funnelled to manhattan. The West finish Gang had connections to the cocaine cartel in Colombia; cannabis agents in Morocco and France; and marijuana growers in Mexico. the group imported medicines on a tremendous scale. One bust that happened off the coast of Angola in 2006 concerned 22.5 tonnes of cannabis, destined for Montreal. 

The West finish Gang is a ripping story that unveils another bankruptcy in Montreal’s colourful felony underworld.

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