B.C. government targets assets of Red Scorpion gang in new lawsuit
Almost six years after police launched searches targeting Red Scorpion gangsters in a major drug investigation, the B.C. government has asked to keep cash and vehicles seized in the raids.
The province’s civil forfeiture office filed a lawsuit May 3 against seven men connected to the notorious gang behind the 2007 Surrey Six murders.
Six of the those named in the lawsuit were later convicted of drug and firearms charges. The seventh – Justin Haevischer – was shot to death in Surrey in September 2019. His murder remains unsolved.
Haevischer is the brother of Surrey Six killer Cody Haevischer, who will have another chance to get his charges stayed after a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision related to police misconduct in the high-profile murder case. He will be back in B.C. Supreme Court on July 26.
The director of civil forfeiture says in his statement of claim that Justin Haevischer, Csongor Szucs, Kyle Latimer, Billie Onare Kim and Jacob Angelo Pereira “were members of the Red Scorpions, an organized crime gang operating in British Columbia.”
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