PHOTO GALLERY 2 FROM
DE DALLAS A MONTREAL
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On October 10 1963, US Customs Agents at Laredo, Texas arrested Lucien Rivard’s courrier and make the second most important seizure of narcotics of the time. The heroin was coming from Mexico and was furnished by Paul Mondolini, a Santos Trafficante associate and a relation of French agent Michel-Victor Mertz that was expelled from Dallas the day after John F. Kennedy assassination.
Eight months later, in June 1964, after Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy gave order to start extradition process against them, Lucien Rivard and his accomplices Julien Gagnon, Raymond Jones and Charles-Emile Groleau were arrested in Canada.
With Carmine Galante (above right) and his right hand man Salvatore Giglio (down left) Lucien Rivard ( down right) was in fact one of the top lieutenant of Jos Bonanno, the supreme chief of Montreal organized crime, that was seen by some as one of the planners of the JFK assassination.
NB: Bonanno’s implication in the JFK assassination is not commonly accepted. In fact, excepted for a mention from David Copeland (alias William Torbitt) in his Nomenclature of an Assassination Cabal, Bonanno’s name is rarely seen in the JFK assassination literature. Interestingly enough, in this manuscript, Bonanno is named as an associate of Major Louis Mortimer Bloomfield, a Montreal lawyer that was Clay Shaw’s associate in Permindex and the Centro Mondiale Commerciale. And lot more about Bloomfield will be said in this blog…