The Surete du Quebec says it is cleaning up a money laundering operation. Officers say biker gangs were using the construction industry to hide their profits.

The raids started Tuesday morning and continued onto the afternoon in the following locations:

  • Repentigny
  • Boisbriand
  • Montreal
  • Laval
  • Le Gardeur
  • Trois-Rivieres

About 12 raids were conducted but the SQ did not make any arrests. The raids are linked to undeclared overtime hours and fake bills.

Investigators also paid a visit to the Quebec Federation of Labour. Police wanted documents about money lent by the FTQ to some of the companies in question. It says it is not being criminally investigated.

One of the companies raided, Guay Incorporated, issued a statement. It is a company that rents out construction cranes, and has offices in Montreal and Trois Rivieres. It said it was surprised by the raids, and has always believed it was an upstanding company.