Red Scorpion gang member arrested in Langley
Published Monday, November 23, 2009 3:08PM PST
A high-profile member of the notorious Red Scorpion gang has been arrested in Langley.
Jason William Brown was taken into custody without incident Saturday, say Abbotsford Police.
Brown faces a number of drug and weapons charges stemming from a raid on his Aldergrove home November 17.
The Abbotsford Police Department's Drug Enforcement Unit said it seized a 9 millimetre handgun, as well as ammunition and two bulletproof vests while executing a search warrant at Brown's residence in the 26900-block of 26A Avenue.
Officers also found two kilograms of cocaine and one kilogram of methamphetamine. The agency estimates the drugs have a combined street value of $105,000. Approximately $12,000 in cash was also found in the home, said Const. Ian MacDonald of the Abbotsford Police.
The raid was a joint effort between the Abbotsford Police, Integrated Gang Task Force, Langley RCMP and the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Unit.
MacDonald said Brown's arrest shows the gang is still active in the region despite the incarceration of several members involved in the Surrey Six gangland killings.
Dennis Karbovanec was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 2007 incident that saw six men murdered - including two innocent bystanders, Ed Schellenberg and Chris Mohan.
The parents of Mohan filed a civil suit against Karbovanec and several other of the accused in October. Eileen and Sunil Mohan say their son was killed because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Police say the Red Scorpions are responsible for trafficking crack cocaine across Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.