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11 June 2014

Canada requests INTERPOL global alert for dangerous escaped prisoners after helicopter jailbreak

LYON, France – At the request of Canada, INTERPOL has issued an international alert, or Orange Notice, after three prisoners escaped from a detention centre in Quebec using a helicopter.

The three men, Yves Denis, aged 35, Denis Lefebvre, aged 53, and 49-year-old Serge Pomerleau who escaped on Saturday 7 June, were awaiting trial on charges related to drug trafficking, murder and gangsterism.

Following a request from INTERPOL’s National Central Bureau (NCB) in Ottawa, the Command and Co-ordination Centre (CCC) at the General Secretariat headquarters has issued an Orange Notice to all 190 member countries, to assist police in identifying, locating and arresting the fugitives.

All NCBs have been requested to circulate the Orange Notice – which can be issued for any act or event which poses a risk to the safety and security of citizens around the world - to all relevant national and migration authorities.

The three men should be considered dangerous and members of the public are not advised to approach them, but instead report any sightings to their local or national police.