Fugitive Hells Angel arrested in Montreal
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.