Hells Angels arrested in crackdown, Report

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Hells Angels arrested in crackdown, Report
Hells Angels arrested in crackdown, Report
Hells Angels arrested in crackdown, Report
Hells Angels arrested in crackdown, Report

Quebec provincial police say two Hells Angels members have been arrested in a crackdown on an alleged drug trafficking ring in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region.

Police say those arrested include the alleged head of the network, Bernard Plourde, who is described as a member in good standing of the gang’s Trois-Rivieres chapter.

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In a release, police say the 55-year-old Plourde is facing charges of drug trafficking, conspiracy and gangsterism.

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Police say a warrant was executed at his Saguenay-area home and that vehicles belonging to Plourde were also seized.

Another Hells Angels member, Jean-Francois Bergeron, of Desbiens, was also arrested along with two other men.

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Provincial police say the arrests are the second phase of an operation dubbed Nocif (Toxic) aimed at dismantling a vast network.

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