Helicopter prison escapees back in court for drug trial

The three men who staged that daring helicopter prison break last month were back in court in Quebec City today to resume their drug-trafficking trial.

The trial of Yves Denis, Serge Pomerleau and Denis Lefebvre was supposed to last until the end of the summer, but will last a little longer than that.

They were arrested in 2010 in a drug bust known as Project Crayfish.

Their spectacular break from the Orsainville jail last month led to an intense manhunt that ended two weeks later at an upscale Old Montreal condo.

Meanwhile, investigators are still in the dark about who the pilot of the helicopter might have been. The SQ has reportedly been looking for Lefebvre's 25-year-old son Maxime, a trained helicopter pilot.

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  1. ric posted on 07/14/2014 08:34 PM
    Whatever sentence they get for their crimes PLUS an extra 10 years each for the escape Plus seize all their assets to pay for searching for them (it shouldn't be taxpayer money).
  2. Marie posted on 07/16/2014 03:57 PM
    Dont you think that keeping them in jail for almost four years and not wanting to give them their trial just for them to end up taking a ple deal is costing us way more. They are not the one in the wrong here justice is,,,,,these guys have been asking for their trial since 2010 when they got arrested and its our justice not giving it to them why we dont know but for sure they are not the one to blame here
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