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Police Catch Canadian Fugitives Who Escaped Prison by Helicopter

From left to right: Denis Lefebvre, 53, Serge Pomerleau, 49, and Yves Denis, 35, who escaped from Orsainville Detention Centre using a helicopter in suburban Quebec City, Quebec June 7, 2014, in this undated handout picture released by Surete de Quebec on June 9, 2014.
From left to right: Denis Lefebvre, 53, Serge Pomerleau, 49, and Yves Denis, 35, who escaped from Orsainville Detention Centre using a helicopter in suburban Quebec City, Quebec June 7, 2014, in this undated handout picture released by Surete de Quebec on June 9, 2014. Reuters

An escape story worthy of Hollywood movies comes to an end

The three men who made a daring escape from a Canadian prison by helicopter earlier this month were arrested Sunday, according to police.

Yves Denis, Denis Lefebvre, and Serge Pomerleau were in a prison in Orsainville — located north of Quebec City in the Canadian province of Quebec — when a helicopter briefly landed in the courtyard on June 7 and took off with the men inside, NBC News reports.

Police pursued the men by land and air and sought them for more than two weeks. Authorities believe only one extra person piloted the helicopter, but more people could be arrested in relation to the break. Quebec police said the three were discovered and brought back into custody in Montreal.

The men were originally sent to prison in connection to drug-trafficking investigation Project Crayfish, which police say led to many arrests. The three are expected to appear in court on Monday.

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