Interpol issues international alert for 3 escaped Quebec prisoners
MONTREAL – The world’s largest police organization has issued a global alert for three escaped prisoners after a Quebec helicopter jailbreak.
Interpol issued the Orange Notice after the prisoners used a helicopter to make a brazen escape from the Orsainville Detention Centre just outside Quebec City.
The three men, Yves Denis, aged 35, Denis Lefebvre, aged 53, and 49-year-old Serge Pomerleau who escaped on Saturday, June 7, were awaiting trial on charges related to drug trafficking, murder and gangsterism.
“Following a request from Interpol’s National Central Bureau in Ottawa, the Command and Co-ordination Centre at the General Secretariat headquarters has issued an Orange Notice to all 190 member countries, to assist police in identifying, locating and arresting the fugitives,” the agency said in a statement.
“The three men should be considered dangerous and members of the public are not advised to approach them, but instead report any sightings to their local or national police.”
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An Orange Notice is issued for any act or event that poses a risk to the safety and security of citizens around the world.
The Interpol alert comes as the premier of Quebec announced that an internal investigation into recent jailbreaks in Quebec would be conducted.
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