HA Quebec

8 busted in Quebec drug probe tied to Hells Angels - Serge Lebrasseur
Eight people were arrested as part of a drug trafficking investigation that involved search warrants carried out two years ago at the home of full patch Serge Lebrasseur. Searches led to the seizure of more than $200k in cash, various drugs, and firearms. Lebrasseur was in the news for buying a total of 5 months in prison after intimidated a security guard near the parking lot of the Sorel-Tracy–Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola ferry in June 2019. He was released on conditions, including "not to refer directly or indirectly to the victim on any social media whatsoever".

“It will be settled ah, ah, ah. I found the one who blocked me on the Sorel-Tracy ferry ha, ha, ha”.
He and his biker friends thought his subsequent facebook post was hilarious. The judge wasn't impressed and added 30 days.

Lebrasseur testified he did nothing wrong. The judge found his testimony not credible or reliable.
Lebrasseur, 59, had a problem waiting in line with peons for a ferry. Wearing his colours, Lebrasseur initiated a heated debate with a security guard directing traffic. He hammered the hood of a van and screamed that he would pick up the guard in a dark corner. Lebrasseur then cut into line, bypassing others. He verbally attacked the employee there who refused to let him.
HA David Lefebvre loses colors

David Lefebvre, 49, of the Montreal chapter, was facing a summary conviction charge of possession of more than 1000 Cialis tablets.
On December 7, the Court of Québec rendered a decision ordering the confiscation and destruction of the jackets of bikers who had been the subject of investigations, but not charged. The jewelry of the Hells Angels was to be returned to their owners because they are rather used as objects of "pride and belonging", and that "membership in a criminal organization is not a crime in itself".
In the end three HA jackets of the Hells Angels belonging to Lefebvre and documents of the biker group will be confiscated and destroyed, while jewelry, patches, a flag, documents, a cell phone and $4,325 will be returned.
See ----->Hells Angel David Lefebvre raided
3 Quebec men accused of trafficking cocaine in Peru
Bô Soleil Morin-Lachance, Francis Toupin-Bergevin and Frédéric Dewald have been detained in Peru after being arrested in a major anti-drug operation. Toupin-Bergevin has a criminal history in Quebec including HA ties. According to Peruvian cops, the three Quebecers have links with a local network which carried out several imports of cocaine to Canada in quantities varying between 15 and 30 kilograms. A dozen people were arrested in Peru, including the leader, Pedro Armando Oyos Campos, nicknamed La Roca, owner of a self-defense school in Lima. Between June 2022 and January 2023, Peru’s national police force and the RCMP seized a total of 165 kilograms of cocaine that the group had transported or was trying to transport. About 60 kilos of those kilos were seized in Quebec.
HA leader Salvatore Cazzetta forced into retirement

Quebec media is reporting Salvatore Cazzetta, 67, who was considered influential for more than 30 years, will retire from the HAMC, a move akin to expulsion. Among the most influential actors in organized crime in Quebec for decades, it is said Cazzetta lost support of bikers. Cazzetta had strong ties to the recently released Raynald Desjardins, a force within the Mafia in Montreal.

Recently whacked dealer Maxime Lenoir also had a close connection to Cazzetta. Lenoir was the head of a methamphetamine manufacturing lab. Today there was news of a massive HAMC meth lab bust in Quebec.

See ----->Cocaine importer Maxime Lenoir whacked

Maxime Lenoir
Luc-Manuel Thibodeau drug shack for sale
In Feb 2019, the Sûreté du Québec busted a drug network linked to the Hells Angels. About thirty were arrested as part of Operation Oursin, including Luc-Manuel Thibodeau, 48. He was fingered by cops as a supplier to the network run by the Blanchette twins, including Éric Blanchette, a prospect for the HA New Brunswick chapter. In November 2021, Thibodeau pleaded guilty to possession of property obtained by crime and received a suspended prison sentence. His luxurious property in Shawinigan is up for sale. The 28-room residence is offered for $2.75m.
The home is in the name of Thibodeau's spouse, Sandra Charron Bundock.
Bundock is the daughter of HA Alain Charron, who was sentenced to five years in 2018 for conspiring to import 15 tons of hash. The couple run a management company whose 'head office' is in the home.

See ----->HA associate drug dealer Lanthier buys additional 9 months
Stéphane Maheu out and about 3 Hells Angels and a Repentigny cop pleaded guilty to various drug trafficking charges in 2018. A civilian undercover agent sank the operation. Stéphane Maheu bought six years. His incarceration went "without major hitches" and he has reached statutory release.

Louis Matte

Stéphane Maheu
Project Objection was a major investigation into three drug trafficking networks run by the Hells Angels.

Michel (Sky) Langlois
Michel (Sky) Langlois, 72, one of the first men to wear the Hells Angels patch in Canada, was also done in by the same undercover agent.

Carmelo Sacco, 36, was sentenced to 53 months. The last person to plead guilty was Carl Ranger, a member of the Repentigny police who was suspended following his arrest. Ranger acted as a courier for traffickers. Police seized 21 kilograms of cocaine, 200,000 synthetic drug tablets, $ 2.5 million and 34 firearms.
Top bikers hassled in Quebec

A first group contained Martin Robert and a second Stéphane Plouffe, men considered top HA worldwide.
Another sweep by cops resulted in arrests in various strains of organized crime, the mafia, bikers, street gangs, including Zone 43, a clique in the Montreal-North district. Around twenty Hells Angels and supporters were intercepted near Drummondville by the SQ police. The group was the Montreal chapter, often compared to the Nomads of old.
Cocaine importer Maxime Lenoir whacked
Cops question an eye witness to the Lenoir hit.On Tuesday, Maxime Lenoir became the sixth cocaine importer shot dead in three and a half years in the Montreal metropolitan area. Cops described him as an "influential actor" in the underworld, close to both the Italian mafia and the Hells Angels. He was described in court as a close friend of senior HA Salvatore Cazzetta. Lenoir got his dope from the Sinaloa cartel, known to be ruthless in the event of any problems with business partners.

Since 2018, Ray Kanho (Italian Mafia), Michail Michakis (Sinaloa Cartel), Ivan Alejandro Silva Sanchez (Sinaloa Cartel) and Piero Arena (Italian Mafia) have shared the same fate.

Cops searched his residence in Terrebonne, but Lenoir had not been arrested.
In June 2020, the Sûreté du Québec identified Lenoir as the head of a methamphetamine manufacturing network whose lab was dismantled in Danville.

Salvatore Cazzetta
HA Quebec money man Richard Felx FINALLY off to big house
First convicted in 2009, Richard Felx, 64, will be reporting to jail this week. Going all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada, it was ruled Quebec’s highest court erred, and that the original trial judge was right to dismiss the request for a stay of proceedings.
In his last scam in the summer of 2017, career criminal Richard Felx used a fraud to obtain financing to buy new vehicles from various dealers in Montreal. Felx acquired nine vehicles under his name or through a numbered company. He pleaded guilty to fraud, concealment and breach of commitment. He earned 69 months' imprisonment and a fine of $10k. Felx was convicted in 2016 of gangsterism, conspiracy and money laundering for work with Hells Angels Normand "Casper" Ouimet, Alain Durand and Martin Robert to launder money. Some were on the run from the SharQc operation of 2009.
Normand "Casper" Ouimet
A former notary caught laundering dirty money from Quebec's Hells Angels in tax havens faces 15 new charges. Richard Felx was nailed at the courthouse by the Sûreté du Québec. He was appearing for another fraud involving vehicle leases exceeding $500k. In July 2016 the recidivist was sentenced to 72 months for gangsterism, conspiracy and money laundering as a result of Operation Diligence, the infiltration of bikers into the construction industry. He spent only a month in jail before appealing.
In late 2017, Felx was also sentenced to 40 additional months in jail and a $633k fine on another fraud. He stole $1.2m from 55 small investors. Yet again Felx is appealing.
HA Richard 'Dick' Mayrand accused of failing to declare money at customs
HA Richard 'Dick' Mayrand is accused of failing to declare how much money he was bringing into Canada when he returned to the country. He is alleged to have violated a section of Canada’s Proceeds of Crime and Terrorist Financing Act. Mayrand was left with a 16-year prison term, one of the longest sentences to come out of Operation Springtime 2001. Mayrand became a leader in the Nomads chapter after Maurice (Mom) Boucher was arrested for ordering the deaths of 2 prison guards. Mayrand said he quit the Hells Angels in 2009 and even covered up his tattoos.
He joined the Nomads chapter on Jan. 17, 2000, after being a member of the Montreal chapter for 15 years. One of the highlights of his parole hearing came when the commissioner chastised him for being loyal to the HAMC despite murdering his brother, Michel, in the Lennoxville massacre in 1985.
Visibly shaken, Mayrand was silent before declaring: "I don't know what to say to you, sir. My brother had broken some rules. I was 20, it was a way of thinking, a different way of seeing things. I did not see myself leaving the club, I had just arrived. And even if I had left the club, my brother was no longer there, it wouldn't have changed anything."
"All my friends were in the club."
The alleged offence occurred in Montreal on Feb. 28 and Mayrand has been summoned to appear in court in September. The summary offence comes with a maximum fine of $250k or a maximum two-year prison term.
Stéphane Dupuis whacked in Laval - update
Montreal cops searched 3 residences last week. It is related to the murder of Stéphane Dupuis, 51, on April 12. Dupuis was an alpha level cocaine dealer with connections to mafioso Francesco Del Balso. One of these residences is that of Patrick Robert, 48, a man considered by cops to be part of HA Mario Brouillette's group. Although he no longer officially wears Hells Angels colors, Mario Brouillette is the most significant player of organized crime in Montreal according to the SQ.
Stéphane Dupuis was a close associate of HA Mario Brouillette, a man considered a top actor in organized crime in Quebec. Dupuis was shot 8 times while waiting to enter a car wash. During the 2000s, Dupuis was arrested as part of operation Ziplock, along with René Charbonneau. He also dealt with Francesco Del Balso, then a lieutenant in the Montreal Mafia. Dupuis was sentenced to 35 months for cocaine trafficking and gangsterism in 2008.
Stéphane Dupuis was the target of a hit man in October 2020 but survived his gunshot wounds.
See ----->LA Presse - Montreal Mafia: Flourishing in 'free trade'
HA Jean-Richard Larivière
Jean-Richard 'Race' Larivière, received his Hells jacket in March 2017 after being promoted to a member in good standing of the Montreal chapter. In 2018 the National Organized Crime Squad (ENRCO) seized his patches. Unlike his colleagues who prefer leather, Larivière chose a camouflage fabric jacket to embroider the club's logo, the Montreal chapter crest, and the slogan AFFA. In the Hells Angels, having your colors in the hands of the police is seen as an insult. The club's quasi-military bylaws stipulate that all members "are obliged to have their jackets". The problem is that they do not have the right to have more than one jacket in their possession.
'Race' had to order another set of patches.
Cops seized more than $2m in the safe at the Nomads Chapter of the Hells in January 2001.Larivière was imprisoned in 2001 as the biker war was coming to an end. Larivière controlled drug and cash 'banks' on behalf of the Nomads. On Dec 5, 2000, he graduated as a Nomad prospect and expected to join the Hells. But the cops closed down the 'Bank of Nomads' by seizing $2m and $ 17m in drugs.
Larivière (right) with Hells Angels Nomads. Top row is Michel Rose, Normand Robitaille, René Charlebois and Gilles Mathieu.

Larivière became HAMC in 2017
Larivière was arrested on July 6, 2020 after a dispute at the Pizzeria Sofia restaurant. The owner had announced last call before closing. Unhappy that the supply of booze ended, Larivière attacked him. The altercation was captured by surveillance cameras. Larivière, 54, pleaded guilty to a charge of common assault. Charges of assault causing bodily harm and uttering threats were dropped. Larivière has already been fined $1k for obstructing cops at the 2018 Martin Robert wedding in Montreal. He was drunk then as well and cops had to subdue him with a taser.
See ---->3rd HA associate whacked in Quebec
Former Rock Machine boss Émard attacked in penitentiary, seriously injured
Jean-François Émard is in serious but stable condition in hospital after being attacked by 4 inmates at Archambault penitentiary in Sainte-Anne-des- Plains. The 4 had shanks and at one point it was feared Émard would lose his life. The original Rock Machine MC in Canada 'patched over' to the Bandidos in December 2000.
Émard made headlines for another reason in 2014; he was beaten by an SQ police officer who he had just insulted in a cell at the Valleyfield police station.In 2014 Émard assured the press that the war with the Hells Angels was a thing of the past and that the new Rock Machine wanted to live at peace.

In 2016 Émard was arrested on suspicion of opening fire on a group linked to the Hells Angels in a bar in Casselman, Ontario. He has been warned by the police multiple times his life is in danger.
Jean-Richard Larivière in chit again
Jean-Richard Larivière and François Vachon are said to have beaten up an employee of the Pizzeria Sofia when the two bikers learned it was 'last call'. Larivière, 52, from Repentigny, spent the night in pre-trial detention. Vachon signed a promise to appear.

'Race' Larivière was fined $ 1k after being found guilty of obstructing police in Montreal after attending the lavish wedding of HA Martin Robert. Race took a tasering for his troubles after learning he needed to walk on the sidewalk, not down the middle of the street.
See ----->HA Jean-Richard Larivière tasered, charged for assaulting police
Claude Gauthier has what it takes to beat drug charges
A blow came early when wiretap evidence was accepted into evidence.The trial of Trois-Rivières Hells Angel Claude Gauthier has begun. Evidence is based on hundreds of wiretaps conversations, GPS tags, surreptitious entries by police, including into a mini-warehouse that served as a drug cache, and videos captured by cameras installed by the cops at Gauthier's home.

Some of the videos show suspects counting wads of cash.

In Nov, 2018, Claude Gauthier discovered a police camera at his home and tore it off.
Claude Gauthier, a Hells Angels from Trois-Rivières is accused of gangsterism, conspiracy and trafficking in cocaine. He has pleaded not guilty and is the last man standing.
In the fall of 2018 traffickers linked to the Hells Angels wanted to sell at least 2.5 kg per month in the Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu region. In order to do this they needed to get dealers to buy their product and they wanted all the cocaine cut to the same purity. Hells Angels Pascal Facchino and Todd Bissett were recorded.

"If you can bring me $8,000 for the cuts, bring me $8,000."
"If you can bring me $10,000, bring me $10,000” said Facchino, referring to the monthly tax paid to the Hells Angels for the territory.
See ----->HA Pascal Facchino going to big house for 8 years
See ----->33 arrested in Quebec drug bust targeting HA
LA Presse - Montreal Mafia: Flourishing in 'free trade'
"The Hells Angels have control in Quebec but also in Montreal. What we realize is that all the other strains of organized crime are accountable to the Hells Angels," says Chief Inspector Guy Lapointe of the Sûreté du Québec.

La Presse has drawn up an organization chart of the main actors of the mafia and the Hells Angels that make up Montreal organized crime. It consists of a core of about twenty individuals, groups and clans revolving around a half a dozen "decision-makers" of the Hells Angels. There is a distinct Hells Angels hierarchy. Not all members have the same influence and those on the margins are not decision makers. Mafiosi and bikers exchange services between them on a regular basis, in a system that brings them all a lot of money.
He no longer officially wears Hells Angels colors, but Mario Brouillette is considered the most influential actor of organized crime in Montreal according to the SQ.

Martin Robert, 44, whose princely wedding made headlines has an international Hells Angel status. He has strong ties to aboriginal organized crime. Stephane Plouffe, Salvatore Cazzetta and Salvatore Brunetti round out the top 5. Giuseppe Focarazzo, 44, is said to be involved in the financing and recycling of money. He is considered the new strongman of Laval.
Vito Salvaggio, Leonardo Rizzuto, Nicola Spagnolo, Liborio Cuntrera and Stefano Sollecito are still associated with the mafia leadership says LA Presse. The Sicilian clan continue to run one of the most important illegal sports books in the Montreal area.

Gregory Woolley is spending the last years of an eight-year sentence. He was seen by police as one of the leaders of the Hells Angels-mafia-gang alliance. Despite his detention, Woolley is still considered an influential player. Nicknamed the "street boss" by cops, Davide Barberio would be the one who solves the problems on the street.
Sebastien Comtois, Devils Ghosts boss, shot
Sebastien Comtois, president of the HA farm team the Devils Ghosts MC has been shot in his home. He is in non-life threatening condition.

Comtois has a long criminal record with respect to assault with a weapon, fraud, obstruction, breaking and entering and impaired driving. In November 2016, he was arrested along with others in an operation to dismantle a drug smuggling ring operating on the South Shore of Montreal, under the Hells Angels South.
Comtois benefited from a stay of proceedings in March 2018.
Paul Fontaine shuns association with the Hells Angels
Paul 'Fon-Fon' Fontaine, 51, says emails from the Hells Angels support his view that he retired in March 2014. But officials at the Drummond Institution say that nothing shows he has left the biker club.

Fontaine killed prison guard Pierre Rondeau during the biker war. He went on a seven-year run before being arrested in 2004. In 2009, he was sentenced to life in prison, with no possibility of parole for 25 years. Fontaine has been increasing requests, grievances and formal notices against correctional services.
Affiliation to the Hells Angels is detrimental to his efforts. His security classification, a possible transfer to a penitentiary with minimum security and access to rehabilitation programs is at stake.

Fontaine sees as "hypothetical and unsupported" fears that he will re-enter the ranks of the Hells Angels after announcing his departure. Observations made behind walls show that Fontaine still has clear and obvious links with Hells Angels. In one case he wanted to incorporate a wing with bikers at Drummond Penitentiary. A Federal Court judge will hear the case in two weeks.
Wesley McKenzie, linked to Hells Angels, charged in murder of a drug dealer
41-year-old Wesley McKenzie was arrested two days after the murder of Francis Turgeon on May 8 in Repentigny. Initially, he was accused of conspiracy. He was incarcerated at the Saint-Jérôme prison when he heard the news of an upgraded charge of first degree murder.
33-year-old Turgeon was reportedly killed for repeatedly failing to respect the territory that had been allocated to him. He had received warnings shortly before his death, including a visit by two thugs who beat him up.
Montreal cops strike against Minotaur MC
Thirty people, including members of a puppet club of the Hells Angels, were targeted, mainly in Montreal. Many of the Minotaur biker club have been arrested and face various charges including drug trafficking, weapons possession and more.

One of the people arrested this morning is Arsene Mompoint, an influential gang leader in Montreal. Mompoint, 46, was arrested at Trudeau Airport as he was preparing to fly to Haiti. In total, 40 searches were carried out that resulted in seizures including 11 kg of cocaine, five kg of MDA, close to 600,000 meth tablets, eight firearms and $122,460.
Minotaures West Montreal motorcycle club are suspected of leading a heroin and cocaine distribution ring.
The Minotaurs were created in 2017. Police believe the Minotaurs were paying a tax to the Hells Angels for the sale of drugs.

Their trade is in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Rosemont and East Montreal. They reportedly have taken over territory formerly belonging to the Syndicate, the defunct organization of jailed gang leader Gregory Woolley.
Ivan Alejandro Silva whacked in Boucherville
Silva was, according to cops, the boss of a network of cocaine importers linked to a Mexican cartel.Ivan Alejandro Silva, 39, was killed while riding a motorcycle on Lionel-Daunais Street. His death was later transferred to the Sûreté du Québec because the murder could be related to organized crime. Silva was sentenced to 42 months in penitentiary in 2015 for a savage stabbing attack in a strip club.
One of the investigations was project 'Carcan' which targeted the Hells Angels and Marc-André Lachance, convicted of beating an SPVM investigator on vacation in Mexico in 2011. Silva was seen with gang leader Gregory Woolley, his deputies, and mafia clan chief Andrew Scoppa.

Ivan Alejandro Silva Sanchez was a Colombian and a close associate of Ivan Eduardo Villaroel, who has close ties with cartels in South America and Mexico. He had strong ties to the Hells Angels and was well known as an alpha level drug trafficker. Mexican cartels seem to have plans for the Hells Angels' cash cow in Quebec, methamphetamine.
Quebec HA latest cash grab scheme - Suing the Government
The Hells Angels have already filed $ 85 million in lawsuits against the Quebec government over their treatment in Operation SharQc, and are preparing others to bring their claims to nearly $ 100 million. The new legal claims will add to the 21 Hells Angels have already filed in 2018 and whose amounts have recently been revised upwards to a total of $ 84,930,000.

The plaintiffs - 19 of whom pleaded guilty to conspiracy to murder - claim compensation for alleged "severe" abuse. Most of the 21 are seeking $ 8,000 to $ 10,000 for each day they spent in jail. Among other things they claim they lived in "unhealthy" conditions in the "presence of vermin" and suffered stress.

HA Daniel Beaulieu has apparently suffered the most. He was released from charges of conspiracy to murder in 2015 and is leading the charge with a whooping $ 16 million claim.
Patrick Duchesne pulls 7.5 years for 80kg of Cocaine
30 firearms and $ 18,000 in cash were also seized.Patrick Duchesne, 46, needed cash. The Saint-Jerome resident's plan for easy money came crashing down when cops found 80kg of cocaine in sports bags in his Ford Explorer. He was sentenced to seven and a half years.

Duchesne was a former member of the Devils Ghosts, a Hells Angels' puppet club on the North Shore.
The Laurentian Devils Ghosts was founded in 2012 by Salvatore Cazzetta and was dismantled in 2016. Duchesne was seen as the ringleader in the cocaine ring.
Massive money laundering ring busted in Quebec
Operation Collector is an extensive investigation that RCMP used to dismantle an international money laundering network based in Montreal and Toronto. The crackdown targeted 19 suspects, including a dozen in greater Montreal. The network is said to have helped the Hells Angels and other criminal groups to do business with drug cartels in Mexico, cocaine producers Colombia, and Chinese suppliers of synthetic drugs.
Cops observed Quebec couriers carrying cash-filled sports bags from Montreal to Toronto. Alleged leaders of the network are Lavallois Mohamad Jaber, 51, and Kamel Ghaddar, 39, men with links to the Lebanese underworld who were involved in a failed attempt to import 132 kg of cocaine in April 2017. Two suspects are still wanted by the RCMP: Montrealer Victor Vargotskii, 56, and Francisco Javier Jimenez Guerrero, 35.
In other news, it has been revealed that a huge money laundering case in B.C. was abandoned because prosecutors incompetently released the identity of a secret police informant.
Another big HA police sweep in Quebec
The National Organized Crime Squad (ENRCO) and the Regional Joint Squad (MRE) conducted 48 searches, made 32 arrests with 4 wanted, seized 6 kg of cocaine, 231,000 Meth tablets, 23 firearms, three vehicles, $ 627,000 in cash and seven cuts of the Hells Angels.
HA Salvatore Cazzetta and Revenu Québec not friends
Revenue Québec is claiming unpaid taxes on unreported income from the high profile biker. In a 5 year period in the 1990s in which no tax returns were filed, forensic accountants found $ 840k in income. Fast forward to 2017 when he recovered $250k that cops had seized. After paying $50k to his criminal lawyers, he told his civil lawyer that he would pay up to $200k to Revenu Québec. The revenuers later indicated that Cazzetta was to pay $394k.

The biker refused outright and the case is back to square one after a Jan 15 court decision.
Salvatore Cazzetta is suing the Attorney General of Quebec, the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions of Quebec and the Sûreté du Québec for $ 2 million claiming he was unfairly arrested and accused in operation Mastiff.
Man linked to Hells Angels shot dead in Saint-Leonard
44-year-old Sebastien Beauchamps has died after a shooting in broad daylight in Saint-Leonard. He has ties to the Hells Angels. His body was found next to a Jeep Cherokee at an Ultramar gas station. He had been shot multiple times.
HA Jean-Richard Larivière tasered, charged for assaulting police
Jean-Richard Larivière had reasons to be grouchy with the police when he attended the opulent wedding of his comrade HA Martin Robert in downtown Montreal. Two days before the wedding, the 50-year-old had been informed that the Attorney General of Quebec was instituting legal proceedings against him to retain $122,000, patches and rings. Although he escaped charges, the state alleges that he and his spouse were involved in HA drug trafficking.

Martin Robert, 44, and Annie Arbic, 32, were married at Montreal’s Windsor Ballrooms.
During the investigation, the biker had $61,000 he lugged to his Infiniti SUV. The Attorney General claims the couple have no legitimate sources of income.

Larivière, who also owns a Jeep Grand Cherokee and two Harleys, is scheduled to appear in January facing a charge of assaulting a police officer in connection with his drunken rampage.
Quebec HA searching for mole?
Police assume one motive for two burglaries perpetrated September 5, in Montreal and Longueuil, at the homes of prosecutors. The criminals stole only investigation reports and court documents without touching valuables. 'Project Objection,' resulted in the arrest of 70 alleged traffickers, including four members of the Hells Angels in April. Sources say the bikers want to know who is testifying against them.
See ----->Hells Angels case documents stolen from prosecutors' homes in Quebec
3 Hells Angels plead guilty to drug trafficking
Louis Matte Three Hells Angels and a member of the Repentigny police pleaded guilty to various drug trafficking charges at the Montreal courthouse. A civilian undercover agent sank the operations.

Stéphane Maheu, 47, bought a six-year prison term. Lawyers suggest Louis Matte should be sentenced to a 22-month prison term. Project Objection, a major investigation into three drug trafficking networks run by the Hells Angels, came to an end only six months after arrests were made in April.
Stéphane Maheu
Michel (Sky) LangloisMichel (Sky) Langlois, 72, one of the first men to wear the Hells Angels logo in Canada, was also done in by the same undercover agent.

Carmelo Sacco, a 36-year-old, was sentenced to 53 months. The last person to plead guilty on Wednesday was Carl Ranger, a member of the Repentigny police who was suspended following his arrest this year. Ranger acted as a courier for traffickers. Police seized 21 kilograms of cocaine, 200,000 synthetic drug tablets, $ 2.5 million and 34 firearms.
20 Quebec Hells Angels seek $ 50m
Twenty Hells Angels arrested in the SharQc roundup have claimed $ 50m in civil damages for "deliberate violation" of their constitutional rights.

Bikers are following the example of Salvatore Cazzetta and two other Hells who filed lawsuits this summer.
Roberto Campagna, Marc Readman, Daniel Royer and Jean-Damien Perron, claim $17m, including $5m in punitive damages. The bikers allege they served an "unjustified" sentence and claim millions for "illegal imprisonment".

Others include Jean-Paul Ramsay, Michel Guertin, Guy Dubé, Claude Lavigne, Bernard Plourde, Normand Labell, Bertrand Joyal, Michel Langlois, Dean Moore, Stephane Plouffe, Eric Bouffard, Gaetan Proulx, Clermont Carrier, Sylvain Tétreault and Frédéric Landry-Hétu.
HA connected Sebastien Vena whacked in Laval
Sebastien Vena was initially hit and ran to take refuge inside the Fusion restaurant. But his killer followed and finished his victim with a bullet in the head, before leaving quietly. An eye witness to the assassination describes the shooter as calm and cool. "The killer came real quiet, real slow. The guy tried to move, but bang bang, four times, with a gun with a silencer. It was a hit, professional. Then he went out," the man said. "He looked at me but I could not recognize him. He was wearing a mask, a black balaclava. And that's it. He went out, he walked the other way. Walk in, walk out... this guy, it is not his first kill."

Vena was said to be involved in drug trafficking with the Hells Angels, in the territory of Abitibi. Sources say he was closely connected to the Sherbrooke Hells Angels.
Sebastien Vena
The Sureté du Quebec is investigating an assassination in Laval. A gunman fired at a patron in the Fusion restaurant on Levesque Blvd., then fled. 46-year-old Sebastien Vena was taken to hospital where he died. Vena had convictions for attempted murder, assault, and trafficking. He had ties to the Hells Angels in Mascouche and Sherbrooke.
Hells Angels death threats against hockey legend Guy Lapointe
Quebec police say they are investigating after hockey legend Guy Lapointe was threatened by Quebec Hells Angels.

Reports say the Hells Angels motorcycle gang threatened the lives of Insp. Guy Lapointe of the Sûreté du Québec, a provincial police spokesperson on outlaw bikers, and his father, Guy Lapointe Sr., 70, earlier this week.

The death threats came in the form of a letter, signed “81”
Insp. Lapointe in April told a news conference that police had “dismantled three of the biggest drug trafficking networks in Quebec,” referring to the Hells Angels’ Montreal, South and Trois-Rivières chapters.The junior Lapointe has a high profile in the Quebec media as a spokesman on bikers. He commented often in the media in April during a massive police operation against the bikers called Operation Objection, when police arrested 58 people across Quebec. One was a police officer who is alleged to have acted as a drug courier.
The Hells Angels are holding a “National Run” on the August 11 weekend in Saint-Hyacinthe, east of Montreal. Some 750 bikers connected to the Hells Angels from across Canada are expected, including some 450 full patch members and 300 members of affiliated puppet clubs.
See ----->Cop arrested in raids targeting Hells Angels in Quebec
Carl Gagnon: High-flying fraudster, HA rat sentenced to prison
Robert Vanier was sentenced to three years behind bars on two counts of perjury for lying on sworn documents about the value of his failing company, Onco Petroleum. It is a steep fall for Vanier, a man who stole some $30 million from investors in Ontario, Quebec and the US.

What they didn’t know was he was born Carl Gagnon, a Quebecer that had racked up more than 60 criminal convictions before becoming a police informant against the Hells Angels. After testifying against the Hells Angels, he was placed in the witness-protection program with a new identity.
Over two decades beginning in the early 1980s, Gagnon amassed criminal convictions across Quebec. Those convictions included numerous convictions for fraud. In 1999 he became involved in a car-theft operation with 3 members of the Hells Angels. The bikers, including Robert Savard, right-hand man of Maurice (Mom) Boucher – were said to have beaten him and forced him to commit a robbery to recover money that was owed. He decided to testify against them and obtained police protection.

As an informant, he provided many statements related to various crimes, but when defence lawyers asked to see all of them to test Gagnon’s credibility, the charges were dropped in November 1999.

Quebec Hells Angels celebrate 40 years
It has been 40 years since the Popeyes de Sorel officially became the Hells of Montreal.

It was the first location of the famous biker group in the country.
In addition to a big party on Saturday night, some members will attend a mixed martial arts event tonight at the Bell Center for the TKO 41 event.

After SharQc in 2009, the Hells took a few years to reorganize. They have now regained virtual complete control of the drug market in Quebec and are as strong as ever.
Quebec Hells Angels oppose Fentanyl - Report
Traffickers in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighborhood, who cut their drugs with fentanyl to boost their profits, "ate a lot" of hired thugs sent by the bikers according to a report from sources, both from the policing community, and close to the underworld. The Hells message has spread like wildfire in the network of hard drug dealers in the city.

The Hells say they do not want to know anything about fentanyl and they don't touch it. But the fact remains that it is still sold on 'their' territory say police. The Hells Angels control the provincial drug market like never before in 40 years in Quebec.
The Hells responded after heroin and cocaine traffickers were labeled with "low-scale" biker relations after busts that saw 80 dealers charged. Many of these defendants remain in pretrial detention or have been released on stringent bail conditions while awaiting trial. As a result, the number of fentanyl overdoses decreased significantly in Montreal.

The SPVM and the SQ had made fighting fentanyl one of their priorities after seven fatal overdoses occurred in a single day in Montreal on August 18th.
Yvan Leclair a Hells Angel but not when selling cocaine, guns - Lawyer
Yvan Leclair is a full patch Hells Angel, but was on his own when selling cocaine and guns to undercover cops says his lawyer when he made a plea deal. Leclair, 49, pleaded guilty in Belleville court to selling an ounce of cocaine to one undercover officer and a modified semi-automatic rifle to another between September, 2016, and January, 2017. He was among those rounded up in 'Operation Silkstone'.

22 simultaneous raids across Ontario and parts of Quebec resulted in the seizure of 11,500 pills containing fentanyl, eight kilograms of cocaine and 7.5 kilograms of ecstasy, among other drugs.

Leclair sold a Russian-made SKS semi-automatic which included an illegal magazine.
Police also seized 23 firearms and cash. Leclair had only recently been released from prison on previous drug charges prior to being arrested in the Silkstone raids. He was also convicted for having breached a lifetime weapons ban. Leclair was given two years in prison on top of his pre-trial custody.
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Montreal Mob Lawyer Loris Cavaliere released to halfway house
It was only nine months ago, on Feb. 1, that defence lawyer Loris Cavaliere, 63, pleaded guilty to a gangsterism charge and a charge related to a firearm. Cavaliere was sentenced to a 26-month prison term for the gangsterism charge and eight months consecutive for possession of the 9mm pistol.

Cavaliere was arrested as part of an investigation into drug trafficking in the city. The investigation revealed that as early as 2012, Cavaliere was a key figure in an alliance forged between members of the Montreal Mafia, the Hells Angels and influential street gang leaders.
Cavaliere told the parole board he is no longer interested in working as a lawyer. He said that he is currently suspended from the Quebec Bar Association and that a hearing on his status with the bar is scheduled for January.
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HA appeal loss of Sherbrooke Clubhouse
The government recently became the sole owner of the infamous red roof building at 1575 Wellington Street South, valued at over $ 424,000 according to the City of Sherbrooke's land register. Not so fast say lawyers for the HA. An application was filed in Montreal last week.

The State is expected to act as it did in 2015 with the former bunker in Trois-Rivières, which it also obtained through court confiscation. A rapid demolition of all structures and sale of the land to the highest bidder. The City of Sherbrooke would receive a portion of the proceeds from the sale to recover nearly $ 50,000 in municipal taxes that has remained unpaid since the 2009 SharQc operation.
The state says they have demonstrated that the Hells used the "almost impregnable fortress" to facilitate their criminal activities, including plotting the murders of their enemies during the bloody war with the Rock Machine in the 1990s.

A major symbol of the violence of the gang, the den was also the scene of the "Lennoxville Massacre" where five members of the North Chapter were shot dead before their bodies were put into sleeping bags with concrete blocks and thrown into the river. Most point to this event as the start of the biker war in Quebec.
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Support Gear Supports Crime - Busted HA Dealer
'Francis' sold cocaine for over two years for the Hells Angels. After getting busted and serving 66 months, he decided to walk away from the Hells. That meant living in fear of a bullet in the head or having his car explode. He moved every 3 months for years to avoid detection.

When he learned the bikers were selling t-shirts to children at festivals in Quebec, he decided to speak out. The kiosks are based on two primary functions. The first is the public solicitation, the demonstration that they are there. The second is recruitment. "The Hells and their representatives are never in a place for nothing. Everything is planned quarterly in this organization. It's a big business"

La Shop did not want to comment. On the Facebook page of the company, people are invited to come out in large numbers at the re-opening Saturday.
For him, there are two categories of Hells Angels customers. Those who wear the gear for their 'street cred', and others who simply find the clothes to their liking. He says someone wearing Hells support gear is an excellent prospect to be recruited into the crime network. The money raised from sales is used directly to finance the lawyers of arrested Hells Angels. La Shop 81, located in the Saint-Canut area, sells support gear for the MC.
300 Pounds of Cocaine Seized from Canada-Bound Aircraft in Ohio - Guilty
Sylvain Desjardins, 57, entered a guilty plea Friday, while David Ayotte entered a guilty plea on June 2. Both men admit they “knowingly and willingly” possessed cocaine with the intent to distribute. They face a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence because of the quantity of the cocaine involved. The maximum sentence is life in prison. Ayotte has agreed to surrender the plane.

One week after Desjardins and Ayotte were arrested in Ohio, Montreal police arrested 11 people and carried out 21 search warrants in Montreal, Laval, Lachute and Ste-Agathe-des-Monts as part of Project Affliction, an investigation into a drug trafficking network that supplied cocaine to the Montreal Mafia and the Hells Angels.
Traffickers linked to the Lebanese underworld and the Hells Angels have just been cut off after losing a cargo of 132 kg of cocaine in the United States, where one of their pilots made an emergency landing. Police of the anti-gang section of the SPVM dismantled the criminal organization based in Montreal and Laval, making 11 arrests under project 'Affliction'.

This group supplied part of the cocaine sold by the Hells Angels and the Italian mafia in the Greater Montreal area, and assumed the risk of transporting drugs into Quebec through the air. Police believe the organization used private aircraft and pilots from the Dominican Republic. They were selling an average of two kilograms of cocaine a day and collecting $ 3 million in monthly revenue.
Two Quebec residents are in custody facing federal drug charges after the pair attempted to transport nearly 300 pounds of cocaine in a Canada-bound Piper Navajo.
David Ayotte (left) & Sylvain Desjardins
The probe was launched after U.S. Customs and Border Protection assisted with an aircraft about to land illegally in the United States. While in flight, the Canada-bound aircraft diverted its flight path and landed unauthorized at KUNI Ohio University Airport due to 'mechanical problems'.

Investigators found 132 bundles, each weighing about 1 kilogram.

Daniel Poulin, Jean Saoumaa, Jihad Saoumaa, Tony George Saoumaa, Michel Jacques and Martin Lauzon.
An operation carried out last week produced the arrests of 11 people and the seizure of 42 firearms and four crossbows. Thirty-five kilograms of cocaine were also seized. Accounting records indicted the network was able to move 180 kilograms over the course of 90 days.

Six of the 11 arrested appeared before a judge at the Montreal courthouse. That includes Jean Saoumaa, a 57-year-old Laval owner of a clothing company who was fined more than $800,000 in 2009 after he pleaded guilty to tax fraud by using fake receipts to reduce the tax burden of companies he owned. Jean and Jihad Saoumaa, 25, also of Laval, are charged with possession of a drug with the intent to traffic.
Montreal police bust 2 fentanyl trafficking rings, arrest 7 - HA related
Montreal police dismantled two drug trafficking rings in connection with a recent spate of fentanyl-related deaths and overdoses in the city. Cops from the Montreal police service's violent crimes unit carried out two operations, executing seven search warrants and arresting 10. The two drug rings, which police say trafficked heroin and fentanyl, were related to a 'criminal biker gang'. The arrests were related to at least six recent fentanyl-related deaths and scores of overdoses in Montreal.

Arrested are Yann Bouthillette, 33. Alain Julien, 28. Dominique Gauthier, 23. François Vallières, 48. Joey Marcil, 19. Dominique Leblanc, 20. and Steven Lallemant, 20.
'former' Hells Angels Mario Brouillette banned from Mexico
The 'former' member of the Trois-Rivières chapter, described some years ago as one of the most influential Hells Angels in Quebec, told the parole board in the winter of 2015 that he was no longer a member. For police, that is far from certain. The 45-year-old biker retains an enormous influence. He is even considered a possible replacement for Salvatore Cazetta.

Brouillette attempted to go to Cancun on business. He was denied the right to enter the country due to his criminality. Tourist orientated Cancun is not immune to narcos. At least a dozen deaths per month occur in Cancun.
Fentanyl a 'public health emergency' in Montreal
The Quebec coroner's office is reporting 24 confirmed cases of drug overdoses, and 12 deaths, have occurred since August 1 in Montreal.

Preliminary results of a survey confirmed that many of the users had taken drugs laced with fentanyl without their knowledge — a situation that is becoming common in Montreal. Officials say fentanyl was first found in opiods, but are now being found in virtually all street drugs. Montreal's three safe injections sites opened in late July and officials say they're a success so far. The sites were approved by Health Canada and are run by community organizations.
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Sherbrooke HA clubhouse forfeited
The Hells Angels' bunker in Sherbrooke is no more. A Quebec Superior Court decision was released Monday confirming what most suspected for years. Justice Carol Cohen found the "fortress" helped the group commit acts of organized crime, including drug trafficking and murder. The property consists of five plots of land, three of which have "fortified" buildings on them.
Buildings feature tinted bulletproof windows, metres-high wood fences and elaborate camera systems
The compound, worth roughly $425,000, is the last of the club's "bunkers" still standing in Quebec. The Trois-Rivières location was torn down two years ago. The judge rehashed past testimonies involving 24 members of the Sherbrooke chapter who, in 2012, pleaded guilty to conspiring to kill members of competing gangs as well as independent drug dealers who refused to buy from the Hells.

Guy Auclair, Georges Beaulieu and Richard Rousseau are identified as the Sherbrooke chapter's founding members, having created it in 1984. They will be removed from title and the property sold to recover unpaid taxes over $43,909.
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Marco Pizzi
Éric Thibault is reporting that in order to protect investigative techniques that allow terrorist suspects to be caught, the RCMP could be forced to sacrifice a major operation against the Montreal mafia. This is what the RCMP and Crown face in the Clemenza Project, where 38 of the 58 accused have already been released without being tried.
The defendants of the Clemenza project are demanding details in what technological means the RCMP intercepted the encrypted text messages they exchanged on their smartphones from 2010 to 2012. The latest is that the Crown was "not yet in a position to respond to the demand" of the last 11 accused. The judge agreed to postpone the case to July at the Crown's request.

Last March, the prosecution obtained a stay of proceedings against about thirty defendants who made the same request.
RCMP investigators said that disclosure of this "sensitive information" would help criminals "adapt" and could hamper future investigations.
In the Raynald Desjardins murder trial rather than complying, the prosecution negotiated with the accused, who then pleaded guilty to reduced charges of conspiracy.

National security investigations have supplanted those of organized crime as the top priority for the RCMP since the 2014 fatal bombings in Ottawa and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.
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Drug House in Tower of Canadians
It was reported in February that two Canadians Tower condos were the main lair of two of the most important drug dealers in Montreal.

About six months after its opening, two apartments in the prestigious skyscrapers were used as a cache for money and drugs. In October 65 kg of cocaine was found inside a parked car in the underground parking lot of the Tower. The vehicle was linked to Fazio Malatesta and Andrea Scoppa.
Investigators observed the two men and their accomplices for three weeks. They moved large bags and suitcases incessantly between the underground parking lot and a condo of the 21st floor rented by Malatesta. Scoppa lived on a unit of the 42nd floor. In addition to cocaine, police seized seven kilos of marijuana, ammunition and $ 70,000 in cash.

There is no indication the developers who built the Tower of Canadians have anything to do with the presence of Mafia bosses in the building. The brother of Andrea Scoppa, Salvatore, received a gun shot in the arm during an attempted murder in Terrebonne, on February 21.
HA Sherbrooke Clubhouse on Slippery Slope
The Judge asked the Hells Angels lawyers if they were still intent on hearing from about 20 bikers who oppose the state confiscation of their Sherbrooke bunker on Wednesday.

The defense had changed their game plan.

Georges Beaulieu

Richard Rousseau
The defense suffered a major blow when the Superior Court judge dismissed all its requests to exclude important evidence in this case. These were confessions made by 24 members at the time when they were found guilty of conspiracy to murder. They all admitted that they had carried out armed surveillance - 'the watch' in their jargon - for their fortress during their war with Rock Machine rivals during the 1990s.

Three founding members of the Sherbrooke Chapter, and owners of the building, Guy "Junior" Auclair, Georges "Boboy" Beaulieu and Richard "Dick" Rousseau were not in the courtroom.

Guy "Junior" Auclair
The "offense property" designation would allow the Crown to confiscate the building valued at $ 424,600. The City claims $ 45,631 since no property taxes have been paid for eight years. A decision will be made this summer after final submissions in June.

The HA are relying on the services of lawyer Mylène Lareau.

Mylène Lareau
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300 Pounds of Cocaine Seized from Canada-Bound Aircraft in Ohio
Traffickers linked to the Lebanese underworld and the Hells Angels have just been cut off after losing a cargo of 132 kg of cocaine in the United States, where one of their pilots made an emergency landing. Police of the anti-gang section of the SPVM dismantled the criminal organization based in Montreal and Laval, making 11 arrests under project 'Affliction'.

This group supplied part of the cocaine sold by the Hells Angels and the Italian mafia in the Greater Montreal area, and assumed the risk of transporting drugs into Quebec through the air. Police believe the organization used private aircraft and pilots from the Dominican Republic. They were selling an average of two kilograms of cocaine a day and collecting $ 3 million in monthly revenue.
Two Quebec residents are in custody facing federal drug charges after the pair attempted to transport nearly 300 pounds of cocaine in a Canada-bound Piper Navajo.
David Ayotte (left) & Sylvain Desjardins
The probe was launched after U.S. Customs and Border Protection assisted with an aircraft about to land illegally in the United States. While in flight, the Canada-bound aircraft diverted its flight path and landed unauthorized at KUNI Ohio University Airport due to 'mechanical problems'.

Investigators found 132 bundles, each weighing about 1 kilogram.

Daniel Poulin, Jean Saoumaa, Jihad Saoumaa, Tony George Saoumaa, Michel Jacques and Martin Lauzon.
An operation carried out last week produced the arrests of 11 people and the seizure of 42 firearms and four crossbows. Thirty-five kilograms of cocaine were also seized. Accounting records indicted the network was able to move 180 kilograms over the course of 90 days.

Six of the 11 arrested appeared before a judge at the Montreal courthouse. That includes Jean Saoumaa, a 57-year-old Laval owner of a clothing company who was fined more than $800,000 in 2009 after he pleaded guilty to tax fraud by using fake receipts to reduce the tax burden of companies he owned. Jean and Jihad Saoumaa, 25, also of Laval, are charged with possession of a drug with the intent to traffic.
Quebec Hells Angels celebrate 39th Anniversary
The Hells Angels celebrated their 39th birthday in Canada on December 17th at a Sainte-Anne-de-Sorel hotel. Police noticed that some of the bikers displayed the name of the city on the front of their jacket. This means that the Quebec section is officially reopened after being inactive for almost eight years since Operation SharQc on April 15, 2009.

Four of the five Hells Angels chapters are active; These are the Montréal, South, Trois-Rivières and Québec sections. Only Sherbrooke is still inactive.
The Montreal Chapter, the first in Canada to be created on December 5, 1977, continued to operate despite Operation SharQc, thanks to the infusion of certain members of the Rock Machine into Hells Angels ranks. The recently disbanded Ontario Nomads was formed 15 years ago with former Rock Machine members.

Investigators also saw members of the newest chapter in New Brunswick. They have been sponsored and even formed partly by bikers from Quebec. At least one former member of the South chapter and another member of the Québec chapter now display the colors of New Brunswick. Recently, the Sûreté du Québec considered the Hells Angels to be the largest criminal organization in Quebec, controlling more than 80% of the territory for drug trafficking.
Hells Angels have dethroned Montreal Mafia
For over 30 years the Rizzuto clan ruled the roost of organized crime in Quebec in partnership with the Hells Angels and street gangs. Now even they are paying taxes for the right to operate. Such an outcome would have been unimaginable for Vito Rizzuto, who ruled with an iron hand while at the top of the pyramid in Quebec.

The natural death of Rizzuto in December 2013 torpedoed the Sicilian Clan and marked the beginning of the end. Project Mastiff-Magot was another heavy blow that weakened and disorganized the mob, which has given way to the new Hells Angels.
Sources say organized crime in Quebec is currently controlled by the Hells Angels, who have established a 'superstructure' guided by 'committee decisions' that put them at the very top of the pyramid.

Reportedly Mario Brouillette, Robert Martin, and brothers Sylvain and François Vachon are on the committee, which uses lieutenants in each region to control puppet clubs for the 'big gang'. It is estimated over 80% of the Province is under their direct control.

Robert Martin
The Hells Angels have taken over former Mob territory and have made inroads into New Brunswick and Ontario. While the Hells Angels ascend, the Montreal Mafia has had no real leader since the Magot Mastiff-operation and the consecutive murders of three prominent members of the Rizzuto clan in 2016. The end of the reign of the Sicilians seems complete.

While the alliance has ended, there is no animosity between bikers and the remaining Sicilian mafiosi. It is unclear if this will remain so if the 'Ndrangheta' (Calabrian mafia region of Italy) reestablishes dominance in Montreal as many suspect.
SQ raid fentanyl production ring in Eastern Townships and South Shore

Police have confirmed that a busted illegal drug lab was producing fentanyl capsules. Police found two tablet presses, an encapsulating machine and a kilogram of what tests later showed to be a mix of Xanax and fentanyl.

The raids were the first time police have dismantled a lab found to be packaging the drug. The drug is usually imported in powdered form, then mixed in Canada and pressed into tablet form. “This is a first for Quebec,” said Sûreté du Québec spokesperson Aurélie Guindon. In total, police seized more than 400 kilograms of raw substances used to make synthetic drugs. Last week’s raids, conducted by the SQ and Boucherville police, also targeted illegal labs producing synthetic drugs in Longueuil, Boucherville and St-Roch-de-Richelieu.
Provincial police say an organized crime network suspected of producing synthetic drugs including fentanyl was the target of raids launched in the Montérégie and Eastern Townships regions. One of the targets was a lab in the Eastern Townships municipality of Potton where it was suspected that the drugs were being turned into pills.

This would mark the first bust of it's type in Quebec.
The SQ said the lab would be dismantled today. They did not say if anyone was arrested during the raids.

Police said the raids resulted in the seizure of numerous items linked to the production and distribution of drugs, including 400 kilograms of chemical precursor, 43 imprinting tools used for marking capsules, a vial of liquid GHB, a stun gun, an imitation firearm and a machine for counting money.
Career Criminal Bruno Hudon busted again

Bruno "Moses" Hudon
Bruno Hudon, 62, a former member of the Hells Angels and brother of Quebec Chapter member Daniel Hudon, was arrested this morning in La Pocatière during a police raid against a network of alleged cocaine traffickers.

Bruno "Moses" Hudon was one of the co-founders of the Quebec chapter of the Hells Angels in 1988 and was vice-president. In 1994 he was expelled on good terms.

In 1999 Hudon was found guilty of burning down a peeler bar. The bar had forbidden him from entering wearing colors. A former associate of the club became informer and testified against him. In 2001 Hudon and some sixty Hells Angels, members of their affiliated clubs, and associates were arrested in a major investigation by the RCMP. He was sentenced to more than 50 months in prison in June 2003
During a ruling in April 2002 Hudon was described as controlling the distribution of narcotics for the La Pocatière region. In March 2012, a prosecutor from the Office of organized crime said the area belonged to the Hells Angels.
Sûreté du Québec raid Devils Ghosts in Montreal : HA puppet club
70 police officers are raiding locations linked to a drug-trafficking ring on Montreal's South Shore this morning. Police say the ring is controlled by members of the Devils Ghosts.

The Sûreté du Québec, Longueuil and Richelieu-Saint-Laurent police forces are taking part in the operation at locations in Longueuil, Saint-Amable, Sainte-Julie and Saint-Bruno. The Devils Ghosts are a relatively new biker gang established by and directly affiliated and controlled by the Hells Angels.
In August five men connected to the Devils Ghosts were charged with drug and weapons offenses after a raid.

Matthew Richiot, Michaël Petardi, Sergio Nesparoli and his son, also named Sergio Nesparoli, as well as Gino Nesparoli were arrested during a joint police operation in Montreal North and Rivière-des-Prairies. Four handguns, one long weapon, ammunition, bulletproof jackets and cocaine was seized.
Sherbrooke Lennoxville HA clubhouse foreiture to be heard January 23rd
The motion for confiscation of the infamous Sherbrooke Hells Angels bunker in Lennoxville will be heard on January 23rd. The Crown and the defense will present their arguments at the Montreal Courthouse. The Sherbrooke Hells Angels bunker has been blocked since Operation SharQc in April 2009. In November 2015, the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions (DPCP) filed a motion for the forfeiture of the bunker and the land.

In its application, the DPCP submits that the building is an offense because crimes have been planned and committed on the property with profits accruing to the Hells Angels. Annual municipal taxes have gone from $ 4464 in 2015 to $ 4123 in 2016 due to a decline in the property's value. The property was valued at $ 454,800. It is now worth $ 424,600.
The Lennoxville massacre was a mass murder which took place at the clubhouse on March 24, 1985. Five members of the Hells Angels North Chapter were shot dead.

This event divided outlaw motorcycle gangs in Quebec, leading to the formation of the Rock Machine, a rival to the Hells Angels. Open gang warfare followed.
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SAINT-LAZARE - Richard Hunt and Mélanie Binette were arrested Monday night in relation to the murders of two members of the Rock Machine committed in Vaudreuil-Dorion. The tactical intervention group of the Sûreté du Québec arrested them in Vaudreuil and Saint-Lazare respectively.
The Sûreté du Québec is asking for the public's help locating a 38-year-old man in connection with a double homicide linked to organized crime.

Richard Hunt, 38, is sought in the deaths of Joseph Fluet, a member of the Rock Machine, and Steven Lamarsh. The Journal de Montréal reported that Joseph Fluet was born as Éric Lefebvre. In May 2001, an expert on biker gangs with the RCMP described Lefebvre as a courier who transported drugs for the Hells Angels in Quebec.
Police say Hunt may be travelling in a grey 2011 Dodge Ram.
One of the two victims who died after having been shot in Vaudreuil-Dorion has been identified as a member of the Rock Machine. The Sûreté du Québec identified the victim as Joseph Fluet, 45, of Laval. Fluet recently finished serving a two-year sentence after pleading guilty to uttering death threats and a long list of crimes in July 2014.
The other victim, described as a man in his 40s, was not identified.
Several years ago colours of the Rock Machine that had folded sometime around 2000 reappeared. Some of its members had joined the Bandidos, a larger international biker gang. Other former Rock Machine members joined the Hells Angels, most notably the influential Salvatore Cazzetta, Gilles Lambert and Andrew "Curly" Sauvageau.

No one has been arrested in connection with the double slaying so far. “This could be tied to organized crime” a police spokesman said without elaborating.
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Hells Angels René Charlebois
René Charlebois rose quickly through the ranks of the Hells Angels in the midst of the biker war in Quebec. He became a member of the elite Nomads chapter, and was a trusted confidant of Maurice 'Mom' Boucher. In 2003 he was convicted for the murder of a police informant.

He was jailed but escaped from Montée Saint-François prison in Laval. 12 days later he was cornered by police and rather than return to prison he shot himself in the head with a Smith & Wesson 357 Magnum revolver. Shortly after his death, tape recordings involving then police star biker investigator Benoît Roberge were forwarded to police. Roberge had been working for the Hells Angels as a spy.
Benoît Roberge, 53 pleaded guilty on March 13, 2014, to participating in or contributing to the activities of a criminal organization and to committing a breach of trust as a police officer. Roberge was granted his release following a hearing before the Parole Board of Canada in August.

Benoît Roberge spent 29 months in custody of his 8 year sentence.
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Quebec Hells Angels award 'golden pension' to Michel 'the animal' Smith
The Hells Angels have awarded a golden parachute to one of their most influential members in Quebec, who will receive a $ 10,000 monthly pension after 23 years of loyal service. It is under this lucrative deal that Michel "L'Animal" Smith, a pillar of the South chapter, has decided to withdraw from the motorcycle gang.

Smith, who previously bore the name of Michel Lajoie-Smith, withdrew from the band "with honor" - or in "good standing". The 54-year-old ex-biker received his patches as a member in good standing on December 5, 1993. According to Le Journal, Smith was one of only two Hells Angels at the executive table with the Italian mafia to control the cocaine market in the Greater Montreal area.
Police believe Smith sponsored the first chapter of the Hells Angels in Ecuador last spring. In March in the capital, Quito, the Devils Clowns officially joined the ranks of the Hells Angels.

The establishment of a charter in this country is strategic since Ecuador is one of the main places through which Colombia cocaine transits, before being exported to North America.
A retiree on good terms with the Hells Angels must have the date of his departure under his tattoo with the effigy of the gang. Club rules stipulate that a retired member on good terms must have the date of his retirement below his "official" Hells tattoo.

Those who leave in "bad standing" must remove or camouflage their tattoos.
Dayle Fredette - "the other informer" of Operation SharQc
SharQc's flagship informant was Sylvain Boulanger, who received $ 2.9 million and avoided any criminal charges in exchange for his confidences to the police. Dayle Fredette signed his contract of informer on February 8, 2012. His reward? $ 15,000 spread over the 25 years of incarceration he will have to serve, plus $ 50 a month to defray his canteen in prison. The government also agrees to pay his two children monthly financial assistance of $ 150 until they are 18 years old.

Like Boulanger, the "other informer" never had to testify in court, which finally ended in September 2016. At 15, Fredette was the pusher of his school. At 17, he lived in the den of a motorcycle club. At 28, after committing his first murder, he became a member of the Hells Angels.
In December 1992 Fredette was sent to the federal penitentiary Leclerc in Laval to serve a five-year sentence. Several Hells Angels were incarcerated there, including Michel "Jinx" Genest and Jacques "La Pelle" Pelletier, both convicted for their role in the Lennoxville Massacre. "Genest had brought me in and asked me what I wanted to do in life," Fredette told the SQ. I replied that I wanted to become a Hells Angel. He said, "OK, that's what I wanted to know." After that I became a henchman for Genest and Pelletier and I was a drug dealer for them. "

In 1994, the Hells Angels and the Rock Machine went to war. After his release in 1997, his friends who had risen in rank among the Hells Angels, made him the proposal that he had been waiting for. "There Jos asks me if I am ready to wage war with them. He explains to me that I have to kill Rock Machine. I told them I was ready. That I wanted to become a Hells Angel too."
Fredette became a capable and prolific hitman. His stock quickly fell when he refused to kill Mario Bergeron. That job was handled by others but it was Fredette who went to recover the patches of member in good standing Bergeron to burn them, as was stipulated by the regulations of the club during an internal purge.

Bergeron's body was said to have been buried in New Brunswick and has never been found.