B.C. gang problem

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) is a specialized anti-gang unit. (CFSEU Twitter image)

Anti-gang police unit raids home in quiet Langley neighbourhood

Police arrived to search a Willoughby residence at around noon on Jan. 11

 

Police announced the arrest in Puerto Rico of Conor D’Monte (inset), who is wanted in connection with the Feb. 6 2009, murder of Kevin LeClair in a Langley shopping mall. (Langley Advance Times file)

Year In Review: Killer sentenced, gang leader caught after years on the run

Langley saw some closure to two horrific murder cases in 2022

 

Roman and Lukas Tassone are charged with a series of drug-related criminal offences. They remain at large as of Dec. 7, 2022. (Photos courtesy of CFSEU-BC)

Hells Angels member, 6 others charged in BC-wide drug trafficking bust

Drugs, cash, weapons and Hells Angels clothing seized throughout Lower Mainland, Okanagan

 

Burnaby RCMP are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred along the Trans-Canada Highway in Burnaby Saturday (Aug. 6). (Shane MacKichan/Special to Black Press Media)

18-year-old killed in gang-related shooting on Burnaby highway: police

Meysam Zaki was sitting in the passenger seat when he was killed Saturday

Burnaby RCMP are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred along the Trans-Canada Highway in Burnaby Saturday (Aug. 6). (Shane MacKichan/Special to Black Press Media)
The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. issued a public safety notice Aug. 3, identifying 11 dangerous B.C. gangsters. (Courtesy of CFSEU-BC)

11 B.C. gangsters identified as posing a ‘significant threat’ to public safety

Police believe anyone connected to or near the gangsters may be putting themselves at risk

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. issued a public safety notice Aug. 3, identifying 11 dangerous B.C. gangsters. (Courtesy of CFSEU-BC)
A file photo shows bags of illicit drugs seized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The Vancouver police seized 73 kilograms of drugs from Lower Mainland gangs during Project Tint in July 2022. (U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration photo)

Police make $8M drug bust, 2 arrests related to Lower Mainland gang activity

73 kilograms of fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine seized

A file photo shows bags of illicit drugs seized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The Vancouver police seized 73 kilograms of drugs from Lower Mainland gangs during Project Tint in July 2022. (U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration photo)
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces new gun control legislation in Ottawa, Ontario, on Monday, May 30, 2022. (Patrick Doyle/The Canadian Press via AP)

Our View: No easy fix on gun crime

Laws and enforcement are part of the solution, but so is the U.S.

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces new gun control legislation in Ottawa, Ontario, on Monday, May 30, 2022. (Patrick Doyle/The Canadian Press via AP)
The facade of the headquarters of the Department of National Defence is pictured in Ottawa, on April 3, 2013.The Department of National Defence says two men wanted in Thailand for the murder of a man with links to British Columbia gangs both served in the military.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Suspects in separate murder, attempted murder cases died in same plane crash

Questions asked about why Duncan Bailey and Gene Lahrkamp were on the same flight

The facade of the headquarters of the Department of National Defence is pictured in Ottawa, on April 3, 2013.The Department of National Defence says two men wanted in Thailand for the murder of a man with links to British Columbia gangs both served in the military.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
An Ontario Provincial Police logo is shown during a press conference in Barrie, Ont., on April 3, 2019. Police have identified the final victim in a plane crash in northern Ontario that killed four, including a Canadian wanted in Thailand for murder. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Anti-gang unit investigating after plane crash kills 4 B.C. men, including fugitive

Two men from Richmond, another from Kamloops died along with murder suspect in Ontario crash

An Ontario Provincial Police logo is shown during a press conference in Barrie, Ont., on April 3, 2019. Police have identified the final victim in a plane crash in northern Ontario that killed four, including a Canadian wanted in Thailand for murder. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Items seized by CFSEU-BC in Surrey, Langley and Burnaby. (Photo: CFSEU-BC)

Cops seize 31,135 lethal doses of fentanyl in Surrey, Langley and Burnaby

Guns, cash, vehicles and other drugs and weapons were also seized in month-long campaign led by CFSEU-BC

Items seized by CFSEU-BC in Surrey, Langley and Burnaby. (Photo: CFSEU-BC)
A Chilliwack man has been sentenced for the shooting of two people outside a Langley hotel in November of 2020. Suspects jumped out of a burning van and left it to crash. (Langley Advance Times file)

Chilliwack man gets 10 years for attempted murder at Langley hotel

The second man to plead guilty was sentenced earlier this month

A Chilliwack man has been sentenced for the shooting of two people outside a Langley hotel in November of 2020. Suspects jumped out of a burning van and left it to crash. (Langley Advance Times file)
Jason Francis Wallace will be released after serving two-thirds of his manslaughter sentence, but no halfway house in Canada is willing to take him in due to the danger he poses. (Black Press Media files)

Released Langley killer too dangerous for halfway houses

Jason Francis Wallace’s parole conditions have been altered

Jason Francis Wallace will be released after serving two-thirds of his manslaughter sentence, but no halfway house in Canada is willing to take him in due to the danger he poses. (Black Press Media files)
The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) was deployed to a South Surrey home on Saturday. (Black Press Media photo)

Search warrant executed at Surrey home part of ‘ongoing firearms investigation’

Large police presence at residence Saturday: neighbour

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) was deployed to a South Surrey home on Saturday. (Black Press Media photo)
IHIT has released surveillance images of two suspects in connection to the March 11 shooting of Milad Rahimi in North Vancouver. (IHIT photo)

Police release surveillance footage of suspects in North Vancouver shooting

IHIT is asking the public to help identify the suspects

IHIT has released surveillance images of two suspects in connection to the March 11 shooting of Milad Rahimi in North Vancouver. (IHIT photo)
IHIT is seeking a suspect who fled the scene of a shooting in North Vancouver on March 11 northbound along Seymour Blvd and then is believed to have turned westbound on Mt. Seymour Parkway. The suspect vehicle is described as a newer model dark blue Mazda 3 hatchback. (IHIT photo)

Man shot in North Vancouver Superstore parking lot tied to gangs: police

34-year-old Milad Rahimi died from his injuries. IHIT believes his shooting was targeted

IHIT is seeking a suspect who fled the scene of a shooting in North Vancouver on March 11 northbound along Seymour Blvd and then is believed to have turned westbound on Mt. Seymour Parkway. The suspect vehicle is described as a newer model dark blue Mazda 3 hatchback. (IHIT photo)
Police have announced the arrest in Puerto Rico of Conor D’Monte (inset), who is wanted in connected with the Feb. 6 2009 murder of Kevin LeClair in a Langley shopping mall. (Langley Advance Times file)

Our View: Gangsters run when they can’t hide

Our local investigators have trouble with international gang members

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Police have announced the arrest in Puerto Rico of Conor D’Monte (inset), who is wanted in connected with the Feb. 6 2009 murder of Kevin LeClair in a Langley shopping mall. (Langley Advance Times file)
RCMP officers in Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)

Man wanted on three warrants found hiding in back seat of car in Langley

Anti-gang officers arrested the man near Logan Avenue

RCMP officers in Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)
Former Abbotsford gangster Jimi Sandhu was gunned down in Thailand on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022.

Former Abbotsford gangster gunned down at resort in Thailand

Jimi Sandhu had been deported from Canada in 2016 for ‘serious criminality’

Former Abbotsford gangster Jimi Sandhu was gunned down in Thailand on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022.
Jason Francis Wallace has been granted supervised release after serving two thirds of his sentence for manslaughter. In 2016 he shot and killed a Hells Angel member in Langley. (Black Press Media files)

Man who shot Hells Angel in Langley granted supervised release

Jason Francis Wallace has a long and violent criminal history in Langley

Jason Francis Wallace has been granted supervised release after serving two thirds of his sentence for manslaughter. In 2016 he shot and killed a Hells Angel member in Langley. (Black Press Media files)
Conor D’Monte is wanted for murder in the 2009 shooting death of Red Scorpion Kevin Leclair. (Bolo Program)

B.C. police still seeking ex-gang leader for 2009 Langley slaying

With one killer’s appeal denied, police are still looking for a second suspect

Conor D’Monte is wanted for murder in the 2009 shooting death of Red Scorpion Kevin Leclair. (Bolo Program)