|Quebec Provincial police say they've arrested three men, including 46-year-old Marc Guerin, believed to be one of the leaders of the Rock Machine biker gang. The arrests come after raids Thursday in Sainte-Marie-Salomé, in the Lanaudière.|
The men are expected to appear in court Friday in Joliette. They face charges related to drug trafficking, conspiracy and possession of prohibited weapons.
|The emergency response team, including armored vehicles took part in the operation leading to the arrests. Marc-Olivier Blanchard Gaudet, 27 and Ruet Ronald, 62, were also arrested by heavily armed police.|
This is another blow for the rebuilding Rock Machine - former sworn enemies of the Hells Angels - which has been under reconstruction for several years in the province.
|Jean-François Émard, 39, was charged with Pascal Carrier, 47 last month with illegal possession of a prohibited firearms, obstruction of justice and breach of probation.|
|On June 8, 2016 Cop Bruno Landry pleaded guilty to assulting Émard in his jail cell. He was unaware the cell was being monitored.|
Landry was suspended with pay after the event on 5 October 2014. Landry landed six to eight punches to the head of Émard.
Rock Machine M.C., is an international outlaw motorcycle club with six Canadian chapters, six US chapters and eight chapters in Australia. It was formed in 1986 by Salvatore Cazzetta and competed with the Hells Angels for the street-level drug trade in Montreal.