#1Oct 7th, 2012
Vito Rizzuto, the erstwhile head of the Sicilian Mafia in Canada and once the most powerful figure in Montreal's underworld, arrived at a Toronto airport Friday night, hours after being released from a Colorado prison.
His Air Canada flight departed around 8:22 p.m. ET and touched down at 10:41 p.m. at Pearson International Airport. Passengers on the flight from Denver reported a heavy police presence, with officers in full body armour inside the secure arrivals gate to greet Rizzuto.
Peel Regional Police Const. George Tudos told CBC News the police presence was there to ensure Rizzuto's arrival to Toronto and departure from the plane went smoothly.
A reporter from Radio-Canada was on the flight and captured exclusive video of Rizzuto. Rizzuto sat at the back of the plane surrounded by four agents and was the last to get off the aircraft.
Former Mob boss Rizzuto arrives in Toronto - Canada - CBC News