Friday, February 15, 2019
Hells Angel drug ring from Quebec to New Brunswick
CTV is reporting that "The Surete du Quebec says it has arrested 32 people allegedly linked to a drug trafficking ring in eastern Quebec and New Brunswick. The arrests carried out Thursday are in connection with drug distribution networks controlled by the Hells Angels. Among those arrested were Eric Blanchette, who police say is a prospect member of the Hells Angels chapter in New Brunswick, and his brother Yanick. The organization, known as the "Eastern Network," controlled drug distribution in the Lower St-Lawrence, Gaspe and Iles-de-la-Madeleine."
Global is reporting that "Insp. Guy Lapointe told reporters in Quebec City the network allegedly controlled sales and distribution of synthetic drugs and cocaine and paid a tax to the Hells Angels to operate." Where have we heard that before?
La Press reported that the Blanchette twins were arrested in he Dominican back in 2012. "Yannick Blanchette has been convicted of robbery, conspiracy and fraud, while his brother has a history of break and enter, theft and mischief." More petty thieves. Nothing noble there.