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Quebec police capture 3 men in Montreal who escaped by helicopter from prison

Quebec provincial police say they have captured the three men who escaped from a Quebec City-area prison by helicopter earlier this month.

Quebec police said the three men were arrested at a Montreal residence at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, and that further arrests in the case are likely.

Police have not released further details on how they found the fugitives who escaped on June 7 when a helicopter plucked them from a courtyard of the Orsainville Detention Centre in suburban Quebec City. Their escape touched off a massive international manhunt.

The three fugitives — Yves Denis, 35, Denis Lefebvre, 53, and Serge Pomerleau, 49 — were awaiting trial on charges that included gangsterism and murder.

They are due in court in Quebec City on Monday.