June 03, 2016 - 8:00 PM
KAMLOOPS - It’s been nearly five years since the head of the Red Scorpions gang, Jonathan Bacon, was gunned down in Kelowna, but his name is still being brought up today.
That’s because of a different gang Bacon was a part of, called The Wolfpack. The group first started in 2011, when three main gang leaders came together to start a business alliance: Bacon, from the Red Scorpions, Larry Amero from thhe Hell’s Angels and James Riach from the Independent Soldiers.
“The coming together of those three main leaders was the beginning of the Wolfpack,” Staff Sgt. Lindsey Houghton of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit says.
Since then, gangsters have been actively joining the group. But it doesn’t just have B.C. ties. Houghton says the gang has “tentacles that reach across Canada” and internationally.
The connections and links between different gangs and members is extremely complex.
“If we tried to draw it on a map we couldn’t,” Houghton says.
But Kamloops RCMP Supt. Brad Mueller says it’s a different story in Kamloops. At a media conference yesterday, June 2, when asked about Wolfpack members with outside gang affiliations, Mueller said it’s not the case in this city.
Mueller continued to say the Wolfpack was virtually gone from Kamloops.
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