Police conduct seizures in biker-linked drug network in Quebec, New Brunswick
A member of the Hells Angels arrives for a national gathering in Saint-Charles-sur-Richelieu, Que., Friday, August 10, 2018.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
THE CANADIAN PRESS
Published Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:44PM AST
Last Updated Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:47PM AST
MONTREAL -- Police conducted raids linked to the Hells Angels and drug trafficking in several regions of Quebec and New Brunswick Wednesday.
Quebec provincial police said 150 police officers took part in 35 seizures in homes, vehicles, and businesses.
Sgt. Ann Mathieu said operations were conducted in various cities in the province as well as in Edmundston and Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska in New Brunswick, where the RCMP assisted them.
She said the organized-crime network targeted was primarily active in eastern Quebec -- the Lower St. Lawrence, Gaspe and Iles-de-la-Madeleine -- and was allegedly linked to influential members of the Hells Angels.
Mathieu said the raids were aimed at gathering evidence and no arrests were immediately expected.