Supervisor of a cocaine trafficking network | A reduced sentence due to “difficult” incarceration

Detained since April 2022, after his arrest following an investigation by the Sûreté du Québec, Seeyomak Salemi-Seyfeddine, supervisor of a drug trafficking network, stayed in four prisons over a period of just over ‘a year.

At the Sorel Detention Facility, he spent two weeks in his cell 24 hours a day due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the following six months, 24 hours a day on weekends, due to a lack of staff.

At the Rivière-des-Prairies detention facility, he remained for two and a half months in the “daily regime”, that is to say in his cell for 20 to 22 hours a day.

Same thing at the Montreal Detention Facility (Bordeaux) for the next four months. In this prison, he was also the victim of an attack which forced him to be held in solitary confinement for three weeks.

Salemi-Seyfeddine pleaded guilty to cocaine trafficking and gangsterism last summer.

Due to a period of incarceration described as “difficult” by the prosecution and the defense, both parties suggested to Judge Pierre Bélisle, of the Court of Quebec, to reduce the sentence for the first count of trafficking by four months. of cocaine, which the magistrate accepted on January 3.

By subtracting these four months and the 18 months he spent in preventive detention (for which each day counts as a day and a half, which thus corresponds to a period of 27 months), Salemi-Seyfeddine therefore has 23 months remaining. to be served on a total sentence of more than 50 months.

The Fratrum

Salemi-Seyfeddine, nicknamed The Persian in the criminal world, was arrested following an investigation by the National Squad for the Repression of Organized Crime (ENRCO) called Percuter and targeting bikers and their associates.

According to a court document obtained by The Pressthe sleuths intercepted more than 210,000 communications during this investigation, including more than 8,500 in Farsi, the language mainly spoken in Iran.

Salemi-Seyfeddine admitted to having been the supervisor of a trafficking network dismantled in the operation which sold between two and three kilograms of cocaine per month.

The convict was part of a group called the Fratrum, whose members were associated with the Hells Angels.

During the investigation, the police seized, in connection with Salemi-Seyfeddine, approximately $46,000.

A sum of $10,000 was given to him, while the rest of the money as well as a Rolex watch were confiscated for the benefit of the Attorney General of Quebec.

In pronouncing Salemi-Seyfeddine’s sentence, Judge Bélisle also ordered the confiscation and destruction of cell phones and a jacket in the colors of the Fratrum seized by investigators.

Other individuals arrested at the end of the Percuter investigation, including Montreal Hells Angel Vincent Boulanger, must be tried later.

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