Quebec drug fugitive found dismembered in Colombia

Frederic Lavoie. (RCMP Handout)

Frederic Lavoie. (RCMP Handout)

Eric Thibault, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:31 AM ET

MONTREAL - A Canadian whose drug ring allegedly imported 400 kilos of cocaine into the country every month has been found cut to pieces in Colombia.

El Tiempo newspaper reported Tuesday that the body of Quebec City native Frederic Lavoie, 31, was found on May 12 in the town of Sabaneta, 300 km northwest of the capital, Bogota.

His remains were found on a street inside four garbage bags that were leaking blood.

Colombian officials analyzed the body parts and informed Quebec provincial police that they were Lavoie's.

He was among more than 100 people sought by provincial police in a massive anti-drug operation launched in 2012 against bikers, the Mafia and their associates.

It's believed Lavoie's murder was a settling of accounts.

He's the second fugitive from the drug ring to be murdered in grisly fashion.

Lavoie's alleged accomplice, Timoleon Psiharis, 29, was tortured, doused with acid and beaten to death in Greece in 2012.

Psiharis's bound body was found in a ditch.

Both men had been sought by Interpol at the time of their deaths. Lavoie had abandoned his Montreal condo when police showed up to arrest him.

A dozen other reputed drug kingpins also fled prior to the police raids.

The drug ring, run by the Hells Angels and the Irish mafia, imported massive amounts of cocaine from Mexican cartels.

Police say the ring brought 75 kilos of cocaine to Canada every week between March and October 2012.


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