posted on Aug, 25 2004 @ 10:53 AM
La Presse is reporting that the van was parked near a service station and that is why extreme precautions were taken. They also report that the nearby
Costa Rica consulate was not a target and that the arms were likely destined for the black market. The article (in French) is here:
Radio Canada (French CBC located in Montreal) has
of the seized materials and report
that they were likely destined for sale to organised crime. This was an intercepted delivery.
There were NO detonators hooked up to the explosives and terrorism is not suspected at this time due to the "circumstances" according to Montreal
I noticed that they made no mention of who rented the van even though they must know, which leads me to believe that the culprit is either a known
crime family member or under surveillance at this time.
Just a quick note the "Boss" of the Cotroni family (the Canadian branch of New York's powerful Bonanno crime family) died in Montreal this week.
This could be related?