Helicopter prison escapees back in court

There will be tighter detention conditions for three men who were captured after fleeing a Quebec City-area jail in a helicopter.

The trio, who were arrested Sunday in Montreal, appeared before a judge in Quebec City today under tight security conditions.

Each was shackled and were brought to court from the suburban Orsainville detention centre in separate convoys of police vehicles.

The public and journalists were searched before being allowed into the courtroom.

The judge suspended two earlier court decisions that relaxed security conditions to help the accused prepare for their trials on murder and gangsterism charges.

He also charged them with escaping lawful custody and prison breach.

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