Friday, February 1, 2008

Mob-linked drug criminal shot to death in Canada

Constantin "Big Gus" Alevizos, 45, was shot to death Jan. 30 at a halfway house in Ontario, Canada, according to a story by the Canwest News Service. With bullet wounds through his torso, Alevizos was clinging to life as police arrived, but he was pronounced dead on arrival at the local hospital.

Authorities say Alevizos (right) was sentenced last February to three years in prison for participating in a drug conspiracy. Thirty-one other people were convicted of conspiracy in the drug ring, which police believe was part of a Montreal Mafia incursion into Ontario.

One of Alevizo's closest friends, Gaetano Panepinto, has been linked with the Montreal-based Rizzuto Mafia organization as well as outlaw motorcycle gangs and high-volume drug dealers.

Police have no suspects in the killing.

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