Marc Bordage, one of Quebec's most wanted, nabbed in downtown Montreal

Marc Bordage was one of nine people were never found during Operation SharQc, a roundup of more than 100 biker gang members in April 2009.

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Published on: November 24, 2017 | Last Updated: November 24, 2017 7:54 AM EST

Marc Bordage. Police handout

A man who was on the lamb for more than eight years was arrested in downtown Montreal on Thursday.

Numerous reports said the Sûreté du Québec arrested Marc Bordage on Thursday afternoon, though the police force would not confirm his name when asked. Bordage was one of nine people never found during Operation SharQc, a roundup of more than 100 biker gang members in April 2009.

He was apprehended near Phillips Square by SQ officers with the help of the Montreal Police special weapons and tactical squad.

He was wanted for 22 counts of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, trafficking illegal substances and offences benefiting criminal organizations. Bordage was living in Sherbrooke at the time his arrest warrant was issued.

He’ll appear in at the Montreal courthouse Friday. However, it is unclear which charges will be laid on him, since there was a stay of proceedings for many of those rounded up as part of Operation SharQc. 

In April 2009, almost every member of the Hells Angels based in Quebec was arrested and charged with the conspiracy, which involved the gang’s bloody war with rivals in this province between 1994 and 2002. When the case began, 156 people — gang members and their associates — were listed on one indictment.

In 2011, 31 people who were only charged with drug trafficking on the indictment, saw their cases placed under a stay of proceedings after Superior Court Justice James Brunton ruled it would take the Crown too long to actually bring their cases to trial.

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