Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Police raids linked to the Hells Angels MC

Montreal, Canada (January 9, 2019) BTN – More than 150 police officers were mobilized early Wednesday morning in a series of raids in eastern Quebec and New Brunswick.

The operation targeted a suspected drug-trafficking ring that police say is directly linked to high-ranking members of the Hells Angels motorcycle club.

Investigators from the Sûreté du Québec’s anti-organized crime unit carried out 35 searches, police said. However, no arrests were made. Police say the drug-trafficking network is particularly active in the Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspé and Îles-de-la-Madeleine regions.

Ann Mathieu, a SQ spokesperson, said police searched 15 homes, two businesses and 18 vehicles.

In Quebec, searches took place in Longueuil, Brossard, Drummondville, Scott, Ste-Marguerite, Mascouche, Blainville and St-Jérôme.

In New Brunswick, RCMP officers took part in the operation in Edmundston and Ste-Anne-de-Madawaska.