"We got the Diablos crawling all over us in Hepburn! They're kicking our asses! We just finish one Goddamn war and BANG! We're right in the middle of another! I swear - just when things were looking up! I'm cursed. I'm fucking cursed!"
Salvatore Leone

Sindacco Sabotage is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories given to protagonist Toni Cipriani by Salvatore Leone from his home in the Saint Mark's district of Portland Island, Liberty City.


Toni drops by Salvatore's mansion and is informed that the Diablos are attacking the Leone Family in Hepburn Heights and the Red Light District, so Toni decides to go down and kill the Diablos gang members. Toni goes to Hepburn Heights first, before moving on to the Red Light District, killing all the Diablos gang members along the way. Salvatore calls after the Diablos have been killed, with Toni admitting that they are likely to lose the area. However, Salvatore is determined that the Leones will fight to keep control of the area.

After the mission, the Leones will become hostile towards the Diablos and shoot at them on sight.



The reward for completing the mission is $1,500 and unlocking the mission The Trouble With Triads for Salvatore Leone.


Video Walkthrough


  • Despite the mission being named "Sindacco Sabotage", the Sindaccos aren't seen or mentioned at all.
    • However, it is possible that the Sindaccos ordered the Diablos to attack the Leones in this mission, or provided them the weapons and information to do so.
  • According to Toni himself after the mission, The Leones would lose control of Hepburn Heights soon; by the events of Grand Theft Auto III in 2001, it is thoroughly Diablos' turf.
  • Although Leones will not be auto-targeted, they can still be killed in the crossfire. Also, using the Molotov cocktail or other weapons with wide damage radius is hazardous due to the need to keep as many Leones alive as possible.
  • Use of shotgun may also be hazardous, as its shot spreads and can harm the nearby Leones at close range.
  • In the hands of skilled players, using a sniper rifle may be an effective alternative to wipe out the Diablos without harming the Leones at long range.
  • At close ranges, powerful melee weapons such as a Katana or chainsaw may be useful, as these weapons are one-hit kill. But in case of using the chainsaw, one must be careful not to harm the nearby Leones accidentally when pressing the attack button continuously.
  • Despite no Leone/Diablo member having a molotov, a molotov pickup spawns in the street after the battle of Hepburn, when Salvatore calls Toni about the situation. However it disappears after the cutscene ends.


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