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Police carry out a search warrant at the home of Raynald Desjardins Tuesday. (Karine Bastien/Radio-Canada

Arrests have been made in gangland  Shooting death  of  mobster Salvatore “Sal the Iron Worker” Montagna , a  New York  Bonanno Crime family boss operating in the Rizzuto organized crime  rackets of  Canada’s Montreal Mafia.   read the story by  CBC News

Quebec provincial police have made five arrests in connection with the death of alleged Mafia boss Salvatore Montagna of. New York

One of the people arrested was Raynald Desjardins, 59, a close associate of Montreal’s reputed Mafia don, Vito Rizzuto.

Montagna’s body was fished out of the Assomption River on Nov. 24 in Charlemagne, northeast of Montreal. He had been shot.

U.S. authorities said he once headed New York’s powerful Bonanno crime family

Vittorio Mirachi, 34, Felice Racaniello, 27, and two other unamed suspects were also arrested.

A sixth person police are linking to Montagna’s death, Jack Simpson, is already in prison for a parole violation.

Simpson rents the home in Île Vaudry, northeast of Montreal, where Montagna was shot.

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