RCMP Supt. Kevin Hackett announced some of the charges and spoke about the ongoing gang investigations.

UPDATED: Two suspects linked to Langley murder arrested

Suspects in a murder conspiracy have been arrested.

Two more men have been charged in relation to the 2009 murder of Kevin LeClair outside a Walnut Grove grocery store.

On Monday, members of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) and the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) announced the arrests and charges.

The two men, 32-year-old Troy Tran of Vancouver, and another whom police are not identifying publicly, are both charged with conspiracy to commit murder of the Bacon Brothers and their associates.

Investigators linked the charges to the death of LeClair, who was gunned down in the parking lot in front of the IGA on Feb. 6, 2009.

Police also linked the arrests to the death of Jonathan Barber.

Barber was killed in Burnaby and was thought to be an innocent victim of the gang war. A car stereo installer, he was driving a car belonging to a suspected gang member when he was shot to death.

The two men arrested recently are among four men now charged who are linked in some way to the death of LeClair.

In 2014, Cory Vallee was arrested in Mexico and deported back to Canada.

Also charged is Conor D’Monte, at the time of the killing the alleged head of the UN Gang. He remains at large and wanted.

Seven men have been convicted in various related plots.

The UN Gang was feuding with the Bacon brothers and their Red Scorpions associates at the time of the murders.

Jonathan Bacon was killed in 2011 and his two brothers are both presently in prison on various charges.

 

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