On November 13, 1933, the first raid carried out was of a suite at the Hotel Victoria in Rivière-du-Loup that was regularly occupied by Alfred Lévesque. However, this operation did not yield any results. The same day, Alfred Lévesque’s home in Notre-Dame-du-Lac was searched. Among other things, they found an account book, some bank books and some telegrams. Following the analysis of the documents found, arrest warrants were issued for some 40 men connected with Alfred Lévesque’s smuggling network. Lévesque, who was nowhere to be found, was the subject of an intense police search that lasted many weeks. Alfred finally gave himself up on December 12, 1933.