The Angel Hells Daniel-André Giroux was transported under police escort to the Sûreté du Québec Regional District in Mascouche last night. He was arrested in the morning in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, before being taken back to Montreal-Trudeau airport.
The Quebec Hells Angel, whose run ended yesterday in the Dominican Republic, would have pocketed an average of $ 20,000 each month with the sale of drugs in some areas of the province.
After 10 months of flight in the sun, Daniel-André Giroux returned to Quebec in spite of himself last night at the Montréal-Trudeau airport.
The one who was among the 10 most wanted criminals in Quebec was escorted by two investigators from the Sûreté du Québec and the Montreal police who had arrested him that morning in the Dominican capital of Santo Domingo.
This Hells member of the Montreal chapter was to be apprehended on April 24 at the same time as sixty other accused of the drug operation Objection.
However, the 48-year-old rider had gone south when the National Organized Crime Squad (ENRCO) sounded at home. And he was probably not in a hurry to return to the fold.
Shortly before his departure, the police conducted a search of his ice fishing business in Saint-André-d’Argenteuil, in the Laurentians, in February 2018. They had seized tens of thousands of dollars in cash hidden in cabins rented by the motorcycle company.
In a country of knowledge
According to our information, Giroux had been negotiating for some time with the authorities, through his lawyer.
However, the ENRCO did not want him to change his mind and disappear again. So they went to apprehend him in the Dominican Republic rather than wait for his return.
Giroux could count on several allies in this Caribbean country. The first chapter of the Hells Angels established in the Dominican Republic, in Cabarete, in 2008, was sponsored by the Hells of Quebec.
Regarded as a rising star of the biker gang, the one nicknamed Grand Dan would have put his pockets in 2017 by exercising control of certain drug sales territories in the Laurentians, Outaouais and Eastern Ontario. .
According to our sources, he is suspected of having received more than $ 125,000 in just six months with royalties – also known as “taxes” in the jargon of the middle – that he allowed himself to be perceived by traffickers cocaine and methamphetamine doing business in “his” territories.
Giroux, like three other members in good standing of the Hells pinned in this operation, was tricked into making money transactions with a “mole” who had infiltrated the network on behalf of the police.
He is scheduled to appear today at the Montreal courthouse to answer charges of conspiracy, drug trafficking and gangsterism.
♦ Daniel-André Giroux is also the only accused among the sixty individuals arrested in the Objection investigation project that has not yet been tried. All the others pleaded guilty and received their sentence.
THE OBJECTION OPERATION
♦? Daniel-André Giroux is one of four Hells accused in Operation Objection, which targeted 63 suspects on April 24th.
♦ He is a member in good standing of the Hells Angels chapter of Montreal since March 2018.
♦ Over $ 2 million, 21 kg of cocaine, 200,000 methamphetamine tablets and 34 firearms were seized in this net.
♦ The Quebec dean of the Hells, Michel Sky Langlois, 72, was sentenced to 58 months of penitentiary in this case.
♦ Last month, Carl Ranger, who was both a police officer in Repentigny and a delivery man for a network of Hells traffickers, was sentenced to 18 months in prison as a result of this investigation.