Fugitive Hells Angel arrested in Montreal

First Posted: 08/19/11 11:08 AM ET Updated: 10/19/11 06:12 AM ET


A routine traffic violation led Montreal police to a fugitive Hells Angels member wanted for drug trafficking and murder.


Francois Hinse, 47, has been on the lam for more than two years after he was named in a major police roundup that targeted alleged leaders of the illicit biker gang organization.


Police intercepted Hinse during a routine traffic operation in a Montreal suburb Thursday.


He was in a car stopped at the corner of Londres and Oxford Streets in the Ville-Saint-Laurent borough.


Hinse is expected to appear in court Friday via teleconference on charges of gangsterism, drug trafficking and murder.


A presumed member of the Hells Angels Trois-Rivières chapter, Hinse was known as "Frank" or "le Gros".


He was named, along with dozens of other men in Operation SharQC, a major biker crackdown in 2009 made possible with the assistance of an ex-Hells Angels member turned informant.


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