The fugitive was on Canada's 10 most wanted list, captured in Mexico where he was known to have criminal ties, after 4 years on the lam
Cory Vallee is a member of the United Nations Gang. He is wanted on a Canada-Wide Warrant for the slaying of rival gang member Kevin LeClair and the slaying of an innocent party, Jonathan Barber. Vallee is also wanted for the Conspiracy to Murder the Bacon Brothers and/or their associates. He grew up in Florida. Vallee is also associated to a drug trafficking network in Mexico. Before his arrest he was last seen in Canada in October 2009.
Twenty-six-year-old Kevin LeClair,(at left) who police say was a high-ranking member of the Red Scorpion gang, was gunned down outside the Thunderbird Shopping Centre in Langley as he sat in his truck in February 2009. After his death it was disclosed that LeClair had "cooperated" with police on a case.
The Red Scorpions are a British Columbia based organized crime group and nemesis of the UN gang.
Barber was killed in hail of gunfire in May 2008 as he drove a Porche owned by one of the Bacon brothers through Burnaby B.C.
Barber, 24, was shot by mistaken identity, just after he picked up the vehicle belonging to one of the Red-Scorpion-affiliated Bacon brothers to install a stereo. and LeClair died the following February during a daytime shooting at a shopping centre.
The UN gang was founded by a group of high school friends, from middle class suburbia, who formed the group in the late 1990s. The gang linked with an Asian organized criminal group and later, with Mexican cartels. They group experienced rapid growth, running an enterprise involving helicopters flying across the US-Canada border trading much sought after British Columbia cannabis for Mexican cocaine to be sold in Canada. The group has ties to The Hells Angels.
Monday's Capture in Guadalajara
Cory Vallee — (above) a man police claim played a major role in the Lower Mainland's 2008/09 bloody gang feud — was arrested in Mexico on Aug. 13 and appeared briefly in a Vancouver court Monday.
Vallee, 37; who has evaded police for four years, had been charged in absentia with two counts of first degree murder, one of attempted murder, and one of conspiracy to commit murder
Arrested in Guadalajara, carrying a fake ID, Vallee's identity was quickly confirmed and he was transported back to B.C., according to a statement from the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).
In the statement, Kevin Hackett, Chief Officer for the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia, said Vallee's arrest was a testament to the dedication B.C. officers have to the victims and families of gang violenc;
"as a result of tremendous cooperation between IHIT, CFSEU-BC, Mexican authorities, and others, we were able to track down and arrest one of Canada’s most wanted men who had managed to elude us for four years," said the statement.
Vallee is accused of being part of the United Nations gang plot against rival organized crime group, the Red Scorpions, led by the notorious Bacon brothers.
In 2008, 24-year-old Jonathan Barber was gunned down in Burnaby, in what police say was a case of mistaken identity — Barber was installing a stereo in a car that was owned by one of the Bacon brothers.
The following year, Red Scorpion member Kevin LeClair was gunned down outside a grocery store in Langley.
Vallee is also accused of being part of a United Nations gang plot to kill Jonathan, Jarrod and Jamie Bacon.
Police are still hunting for the final suspect in the conspiracy, Conor D'Monte, who hasn't been seen since 2009
For further information on these and other Canadian organized crime gangs there is a 5 part documentary, below is part 1 of the 5. "The Gangster Next Door"
Source: Interpol News-The real Scoop-Royal Mounted Police Website-