Police pursued a possible drug trafficker for more than 150 kilometres in a helicopter

News 8 February, 2018
  • QMI agency

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 23:49

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 23:49

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    A suspected drug trafficker was arrested on January 27 after having been sued on more than 150 kilometers by a helicopter of the Durham regional police, Ontario.

    In a press release accompanied by a video released on Wednesday, the police said that patrol officers had tried to intercept the suspect after a complaint from a citizen, around 2: 30 in the morning on Saturday 27 January. The latter had called 911 after the man had attempted to charge in his car.

    The patrol boats sent to intercept the scoundrel, however, have been sown by the latter, who had sought to escape by barreling up to 237 km/h on highway 401. The fugitive, a resident of Oshawa for 47 years, however, has neglected to monitor the sky, where a police helicopter followed her every move with the help of an infrared camera.

    The suspect has travelled 154 miles before switching on a studded belt that has forced it to stop and try to take refuge on foot in a wooded area. Unfortunately for him, the pilot of the helicopter has been able to guide, thanks to its heat signature, his colleagues on the ground, who proceeded to arrest the man without any more incidents. The driver was even able to help his colleagues to find evidence, after seeing the man throw a package into the woods.

    According to the police, this is probably the longest helicopter pursuit of the history of Ontario.

    Man in his origin is now facing several charges, including drug trafficking, dangerous driving and criminal harassment.