Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Vincenzo Armeni whacked in Laval

Vincenzo Armeni, 66, had a long history of close ties to the Montreal Mafia. Cops found him lying on the pavement of a strip mall’s parking lot. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police found a burned-out SUV not far away. In 2007, Armeni received a 19-year sentence for his role in a conspiracy to traffic 760 kgs of cocaine. When Armeni was arrested in 2005 he was out on parole on a 10-year stretch received in 1998 for smuggling 160 kgs of cocaine. In 1986 it was heroin trafficking.
On Dec. 1, 2014 his brother-in-law Tonino Callocchia, a high-ranking member of the Montreal Mafia, was killed.
Armeni is described as someone who, from the age of 20, “adopted a lifestyle that centred on ease, greed, compulsive work in businesses and the inflexible code of ‘men of honour,’”

While incarcerated at Archambault Institution, he wrote a letter that critized the institution's living conditions and argued for reduced life sentences and better prisoner pay. On Aug. 17, 2020, Armeni was released upon reaching his statutory release.