One of the alleged founders and leaders of the Red Scorpion gang appeared in court yesterday, two days after he was extradited from the Philippines, to face charges for a 2007 mass murder at a Surrey high rise.
Quang Vinh Thang (Michael) Le, 24, appeared in provincial court, charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit the murder of Corey Lal in the Surrey Six killings.
On Oct. 19, 2007, six people, including innocent bystanders Chris Mohan and Ed Schellenberg, were found murdered in a 15th-floor condo.
Police said Le, a Canadian citizen who was born in Vietnam, fled to his birth country to escape prosecution, but was arrested June 17 when he landed in the Philippines. He was extradited to the Lower Mainland on Saturday.
Eileen Mohan, mother of Chris Mohan, said the arrest signalled that people can run, but can’t hide.
In April, Dennis Karbovanec pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree murder for the killings. Since then, Le and three others have also been charged.