UN gang member Conor D’Monte now in Canadian custody: CFSEU

A United Nations gang member — and one of Canada’s most-wanted fugitives — is back in the country and in custody.

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. (CFSEU-BC) says Conor D’Monte is now in a Canadian pre-trial facility.

He was being held in Puerto Rico for his alleged role in a gang-related homicide prior to being brought back to Canada.

D’Monte was arrested in February 2022 after living in the territory under an assumed name.

“CFSEU-BC and our police partners from around the globe spent many years looking for Conor D’Monte. Just like other fugitives, including Rabih Alkhalil, who is also one of Canada’s ‘Most Wanted,’ CFSEU-BC and police will not stop until we catch those wanted for violent crimes,” said Assistant Commissioner Manny Mann, CFSEU-BC’s chief officer.

D’Monte was charged with first-degree murder in 2011 in connection to the 2009 shooting death of Red Scorpion member Kevin LeClair, as well as conspiracy to kill brothers Jonathan, Jarrod, and Jamie Bacon, as well as other gangsters.

Police say LeClair was fatally shot at a strip mall in Langley.

“With the assistance of the BOLO Program, police agencies, and the public, we will be able to bring them before the courts so they can stand trial and be held accountable for the harm they’ve caused.”

News of D’Monte’s arrest in 2022 reportedly came as a shock to those who knew him in Puerto Rico and believed he was a charismatic organizer of Christmas gift drives for needy children and renovations for an elementary school.

It’s also reported D’Monte worked for a non-profit group called the Karma Honey Project, met with Puerto Rico’s agriculture secretary, and was invited to the governor’s mansion before his arrest for his role in trying to save honeybees after Hurricane Maria. 

-With files from The Canadian Press

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