Jul 18, 2012 / 3:13 pm
The self-professed boss of the United Nations (UN) gang will be spending some time behind bars.
Douglas Edward Vanalstine, 52, formerly of Kelowna, pled guilty in BC Supreme Court Wednesday to conspiracy to traffic cocaine.
Vanalstine and Daryl Robert Johnson, 33, of Abbotsford, were both arrested in Kelowna in November of 2009 at the height of an RCMP crackdown on gangs in BC.
Both are said to be senior members of the UN gang.
Vanalstine was part owner of a snowmobile company at Big White and he was living in a cabin on the mountain at the time of the investigation.
The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit initiated the undercover enforcement that targeted the drug trafficking activities and resulting violence of both the Bacon group and UN gang.
During the investigation, Vanalstine and Johnson met with a police agent on a number of occasions to facilitate the purchase of 100 kg of 'Mexican' cocaine.
Police say the pair provided a $100,000 down payment and took delivery of 100 kg of placebo cocaine.
Jarrod Bacon, also arrested during the province-wide crackdown, recently received 12 years in prison after being found guilty of conspiracy to traffic in cocaine.
"Our commitment to the citizens of British Columbia is to ensure their safety by placing those people responsible for gang and organized crime violence behind bars," says CFSEU-BC's Chief Officer, Dan Malo.
"Our enforcement efforts over the past few years have significantly impacted the ability of this organized crime group and others to conduct their criminal business."
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