The City of Montreal in Canada has a current population of almost 1,800,000 people. It is the most populated city in Quebec province and the second-most populous city in all of Canada. Its broader metropolitan area encompasses over 4,000,000 residents.
The largest ethnic groups are French, followed by Italians. French is the city’s official language. In 2017, Montreal was ranked the 12th most liveable city in the world by the Economic Intelligence Unit.
It is and has always been a thriving and vibrant metropolis, chock full of entertainment and nightlife, professional commerce and a wide variety of industries.
Only 60 miles from the closest United States border into the town of Plattsburgh, and slightly further to other major American destinations, Montreal has become a major hub of commerce between the two countries for upwards of 100 years…and rife with opportunities.
It was a fact not lost on the underworld of those two countries!
Both the American and Canadian underworld, as well as the Sicilian Mafia and Calabrian N’drangheta, have also utilized this nexus to conduct their illegal “commerce” as well.
And although there have been many independent criminals, loosely formed gangs, and highly organized criminal groups that have traversed its borders through the years, arguably no group had even come close to duplicating what the Cotroni Crime Family, in partnership with the American Mafia, ever accomplished.
As it would turn out, it was a city custom-built for the mob!
THIS IS THEIR STORY!