Vito Rizzuto is not only officially back in Montreal according to sources but he may be preparing to do battle.
Rizzuto has moved into a downtown apartment that is now heavily guarded according to law enforcement and he has also acquired a $100,000 armored vehicle to travel in. Rizzuto has now been sighted in Montreal multiple times and its clear that he is now back home. It is clear that Vito knows he is a target and his life is in danger and wants to protect himself as he stays in Montreal and he will not be easy prey for his enemies says police investigator Richard Dupuis.
“Vito Rizzuto back in Montreal”
It was unclear at first if Rizzuto would even return to Montreal amid the underworld war being waged against his mafia family. But since the embattled mob boss has returned to Canada there have been several rounds of mysterious firebombing of Montreal businesses and experts say this was no surprise as a spike in violence was expected to coincide with his release from prison and return. Mafia experts in Canada say that the next few days and weeks will be a critical time period to determine any possible leadership changes in the scheme of the Montreal organized crime. Sources say that city police are just waiting for the bullets to start flying if Rizzuto makes his move to take back control of the Montreal underworld.
This could yet be the start of another round in what has been an already bloody Montreal Mafia war over control of the city. It is still not clear who all the players are outside of the Rizzuto family who have sustained many losses including Nick Rizzuto Jr the son of Vito Rizzuto and his father Nick Rizzuto Sr but if Vito is ready to strike back things could unfold rather quickly.