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Three Canadian fugitives were nabbed June 22 in Montreal. / AP

Three accused drug traffickers who made global headlines with a daring helicopter escape from a Canadian prison two weeks ago were quietly recaptured Sunday in Montreal, authorities said.

Quebec provincial police told The Canadian Press that a SWAT team swept down on the men at a condominium building, and that more arrests were likely.

"It could be a person who helped them escape from prison - or person who helped them hide from us," Sgt. Audrey-Anne Bilodeau said. "The investigation continues."

Yves Denis, 35, Denis Lefebvre, 53, and Serge Pomerleau, 49, face a court hearing Monday in Quebec City.

The men, who face murder and other charges, had been arrested under a drug trafficking sting dubbed Operation Crayfish in 2010. They fled Orsainville Detention Centre in suburban Quebec City on June 7 - one day after they had been granted looser restrictions at the prison.

The men were placed at the top of Interpol's list, placing them among the world's most wanted fugitives.

The Quebec government has ordered an internal investigation into the jailbreak.



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