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Three Quebec helicopter escapees in court

By: The Canadian Press

 | Jun 23, 2014 - 10:05 AM |
An apartment is shown in Montreal, Sunday, June 22, 2014, where three prison escapees were captured earlier Sunday. The three men escaped from a Quebec City-area prison by helicopter two weeks ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

An apartment is shown in Montreal, Sunday, June 22, 2014, where three prison escapees were captured earlier Sunday. The three men escaped from a Quebec City-area prison by helicopter two weeks ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

QUEBEC CITY, Que. - The three men captured by police after making a brazen helicopter escape from jail two weeks ago are set to appear in court today in Quebec City.

Yves Denis, Denis Lefebvre, and Serge Pomerleau were arrested early Sunday morning at a luxury condo in Montreal.

The trio were taken to court for arraignment from the Orsainville detention centre in separate convoys early this morning.

Each of the accused was in an enclosed van escorted by Quebec provincial police cars.

One at the courthouse, the vans pulled into a garage, which closed its door to reporters before the detainee was taken out of the vehicle.

The men were facing murder and gangsterism charges before their June 7 jailbreak.

They're expected to face additional charges in court today.

The Quebec government has ordered an internal investigation into the jailbreak — the second by helicopter in just over a year.

Two inmates fled the St-Jerome detention centre by helicopter in March 2013, but were quickly recaptured.

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