UPDATES: Police arrest fugitive wanted in two B.C. gangland murders

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UPDATES: Police arrest fugitive wanted in two B.C. gangland murders

A Vancouver area man with ties to the United Nations gang accused of double murder has been nabbed in Guadalajara, Mexico after a four year international manhunt.

37 year old Cory Vallee appeared in court today and has been remanded in custody.

“It doesn’t matter where you run to, we will find you.”

Sgt. Lindsey Houghton with Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit says it’s a major challenge when suspects try to evade justice by fleeing to other countries.

“When people as Mr. Vallee did try and assume fake identities it makes it more challenging. We have been very lucky in that we were able to action intelligence very quickly in order to get him in custody and return him to Canada.”

In May 2008 stereo installer Jonathan Barber was shot and killed while driving a vehicle owned by one of the Bacon brothers.

The vehicle was sprayed with bullets on Kingsway in Burnaby.

Barber was killed and his girlfriend was injured.

Police at the time said it was a case of mistaken identity.

Kevin LeClair died the following February during a daytime shooting at a Langley grocery store.

The RCMP also announced in 2011 that Vallee had been charged with conspiracy to murder the Bacon brothers and their associates, as well as the attempted murder of Barber’s girlfriend.

Jamie Bacon is in jail awaiting trial on murder and conspiracy charges, while brother Jarrod is in prison for his part in a drug conspiracy.

Jonathan Bacon was gunned down in Kelowna in August 2011

Vallee is expected to make his next court appearance on Thursday.


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