Decide tosses out high-profile case in opposition to alleged drug trafficker

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A Quebec Courtroom choose has ordered a keep of proceedings on drug-trafficking costs filed greater than seven years in the past as a result of the Crown took too lengthy to reveal proof to the accused man’s legal professionals and thereby took too lengthy to prosecute him.

On Nov. 1, 2012, greater than 120 folks have been arrested in Challenge Loquace, an investigation led by the Sûreté du Québec into six males who tried to take management of cocaine distribution in Quebec. One of many alleged leaders was Mihale Leventis, a person who, on the time, was residing in a unit inside the luxurious condominium constructing subsequent to the Outdated Port constructed by the now-deceased actual property developer Tony Magi with assist from Montreal Mafia chief Vito Rizzuto. Leventis has been detained since his arrest early in December 2012.

The important thing to Challenge Loquace was an informant who labored as an secret agent for the police. The informant, whose identify can’t be revealed due to a publication ban, dealt with greater than 500 kilograms of cocaine and $14 million for the group.