Chateauguay bar owner reportedly stands up to Hells Angels drug dealer

A Chateauguay bar owner is in the news for reportedly standing up to the Hells Angels.

The Journal de Montreal reports the manager of Dooly's stood up to threats from someone who was trying to deal drugs out of his establishment and who allegedly turned out to be linked to the criminal biker gang.

The bar was among those visited by a new SQ squad aimed at targetting drug operations and organized crime in drinking establishments and showing a police presence in bars.

SQ spokesperson Audrey-Anne Bilodeau said the goal of Operation CIBLER is create a partnership and link of trust with bar owners and workers to combat drug trafficking and other crimes.

"Maybe this trust link will help both of us to (decrease) the statistics about these infractions," said Bilodeau in an interview with CJAD 800 News.

Bioldeau said they don't recommend intervening in such situations.

"You don't know these people, sometimes they're related to organized crime or they're dangerous, if I can say, so we really recommend to call the police," said Bilodeau.

Last month, officers taking part in the operation visited 138 bars in the Montérégie and spoke with 97 workers.

A similar operation took place in February in Quebec City, Gatineau, Lévis, Trois-Rivières and Granby,

The operation may be extended to other regions.