The BC Police Anti-Gang Unit says the hunt for a high profile murder suspect is complete.
The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit says in a statement that Conor D’Monte, an alleged leader of a British Columbia gang called United Nations, has been arrested in Puerto Rico after more than a decade of searching. .
The unit says D’Monte is wanted for the 2009 murder of Red Scorpions gang member Kevin LeClair.
Police say LeClair was fatally shot at a mall in Langley, B.C.
The unit says investigations into gang violence in British Columbia have led to 18 arrests and 12 convictions of UN ‘gang members and associates’ for serious offenses including murder and conspiracy to commit murders.
The unit says it is working with the federal government and Puerto Rican authorities to confirm the arrested man is D’Monte and arrange for his extradition to Canada so that legal proceedings against him can begin.
“The work to hold individuals accountable for their involvement in violent gang activity and to bring the families of victims together does not end with someone’s arrest,” RCMP Assistant Commissioner Manny Mann said. unit chief officer, in a statement Friday.
“We always knew this day would come and we will now continue our efforts to support extradition and prosecution.”