It was live from the Bordeaux prison that Angel Hells Daniel-André Giroux appeared in front of several charges the day after his arrest in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday afternoon.
The 48-year-old rider was brought home by two police officers from the National Organized Crime Squad (ENRCO) on Tuesday night after hitting the Caribbean for ten months.
Giroux, whose images were relayed in a room of the Montreal courthouse by videoconference, appeared before judge Alexandre Saint-Onge with a smile on his face.
The Montreal chapter of the Hells had to answer to charges of conspiracy, drug trafficking, gangsterism, possession of firearms without a license and the breaking of a court order.
These charges are the result of the Objection anti-drug operation, which led to 60 arrests by ENRCO, including three other members in good standing of the Hells, in April 2018.
The 6-foot-4 colossus was considered by the police as one of the 10 most wanted criminals in Quebec before being arrested in Santo Domingo.
Prosecutor Julianna Côté opposed her release on Wednesday. The biker nicknamed “Grand Dan” will remain detained at least until mid-March, pending further legal proceedings.