Van­cou­ver gang­ster gunned down

3rd B.C. hood slain in Mex­ico

Toronto Sun - - NEWS - KIM BOLAN

VAN­COU­VER — For the third time this year, a Metro Van­cou­ver gang­ster has been shot to death in Mex­ico.

Jodh Singh Manj, 31, was gunned down af­ter leav­ing a gym in a com­mer­cial com­plex in the Mex­ico City neigh­bour­hood of Santa Fe.

He was get­ting into a ve­hi­cle in the build­ing’s park­ing lot with his wife when masked gun­men opened fire about 1:30 p.m. lo­cal time Wed­nes­day.

His Colom­bian wife was not in­jured.

Manj, who grew up on Van­cou­ver’s south slope, is a mem­ber of the United Nations gang and had been spend­ing long pe­ri­ods of time in Mex­ico for years.

Po­lice sources say he main­tained links with Mex­i­can car­tels to bro­ker bulk co­caine ship­ments to Canada that would then be sold by the gang.

He was also a sus­pect in the 2012 mur­der in Port Moody of In­de­pen­dent Sol­dier gang­ster Randy Naicker, al­though Manj was never charged. Two oth­ers linked to the UN ear­lier pleaded guilty to hav­ing roles in the Naicker mur­der con­spir­acy.

Po­lice also say Manj’s violent demise in Mex­ico is likely an in­di­ca­tion that B.C.’s bloody gang war be­tween the UN and the Wolf Pack gang coali­tion has spilled over into that coun­try.

The Wolf Pack was formed in 2010 by some Hells An­gels, some In­de­pen­dent Soldiers mem­bers and some Red Scor­pion gang­sters.

On Aug. 24, Wolf Pack as­so­ciate and for­mer Metro Van­cou­ver res­i­dent Na­bil Alkhalil was shot to death in a lux­ury car deal­er­ship in a wealthy sub­urb of Mex­ico City. His brother Robby re­mains in pre­trial cus­tody in B.C. charged with the

2012 mur­der of high-pro­file gang­ster Sandip Duhre in Van­cou­ver’s Wall Cen­tre.

And a week ear­lier, on

Aug. 17, West Van­cou­ver’s Guiseppe Bugge, who po­lice de­scribe as a Hells An­gels as­so­ciate, was fa­tally shot in a posh shop­ping cen­tre in Guadala­jara.

Manj’s mur­der could have been in re­tal­i­a­tion for those of Alkhalil and Bugge, both de­scribed as “tar­gets of the UN,” Post­media sources said Thurs­day.

One high-pro­file Hells An­gel was post­ing glee­ful com­ments on his In­sta­gram Wed­nes­day be­lieved to be ref­er­enc­ing Manj’s mur­der.

JODH SINGH MANJ Bro­kered co­caine ship­ments

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