BONOKOSKI: Dark side of contraband tobacco is a danger-filled docudrama

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On a September eve in 2016, a Hells Angels associate named Sylvain Éthier was gunned down leaving his home in a quiet burb of Laval. This was his penalty for skimming profits off the outlaw gang’s contraband tobacco trade while his leaders were conveniently off in prison. Months earlier, a major sweep by the Sûreté du Québec saw 60 Hells Angels and crew arrested in 70 raids across Quebec as part of a massive police operation targeting an international network involving contraband tobacco, drug trafficking and money laundering. The operation was called Project Mygale.