60 cops involved in Hells Angels-linked raids north of Montreal

A third wave of raids aimed at breaking what police contend is a drug trafficking network linked to the Hells Angels was carried out Thursday morning, with 60 police officers executing warrants in five municipalities north of Montreal. Eight raids were carried out in residences, warehouses and in one commercial establishment. As was the case with similar operations carried out on Tuesday (link is external) and on Jan. 24 (link is external), no arrests were made.

Thursday’s operation, overseen by an anti-organized crime task force spearheaded by the Sûreté du Québec, saw raids carried out in Mirabel, Saint-Colomban, Saint-André-d’Argenteuil, Ascension and Prévost. The task force includes members of the Montreal and Laval police departments as well as the RCMP.
A Quebec Hells Angels member in Montreal in 2016.
A Quebec Hells Angels member in Montreal in 2016. Dario Ayala / Montreal Gazette

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