Accused in Surrey Six case gets more than five years for drug and gun offences

Sophon Sek was sentenced in Surrey Provincial Court Tuesday.

  • Nov. 5, 2015 4:00 p.m.

Sophon Sek

By KIM BOLAN, VANCOUVER SUN

 

METRO VANCOUVER — A month after pleading guilty to gun and drug charges, Sophon Sek has been sentenced to just over five years in jail.

Sek was sentenced in Surrey Provincial Court Tuesday.

His net term is five years, 29 days after credit for pretrial custody. He also received as lifetime prohibition on owning a firearm.

On Oct. 1, he pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a restricted or prohibited firearm, three of possession for the purpose of trafficking and two of trafficking. Other charges were stayed.

Sek, 36, still faces a manslaughter charged for his alleged role in the 2007 Surrey Six slayings.

Last spring, Surrey RCMP announced that Sek was facing 20 charges related to allegations he had trafficked drugs for months despite being on bail for manslaughter in connection with the Oct. 19, 2007 murder of six in a Surrey highrise.

Twelve others were also charged after a 21-month long investigation by the Surrey RCMP’s drug section that led to four search warrants being executed in Sept. 2014.

In the raids, police seized large quantities of fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA and oxycodone, as well as firearms and money.

The trial last year of Surrey Six co-accused Cody Haevischer and Matthew Johnston heard that Sek, a triad member, had agreed to help the killers by arranging to visit victim Corey Lal to sell him heroin.

Sek was allegedly with Haevischer, Johnston and a man dubbed Person X when the trio knocked on Lal’s door with the intention of killing the rival drug dealer.

Sek did not enter the suite, the trial heard, but left the three Red Scorpion killers inside.

Sek also attended a meeting at a Korean restaurant with Red Scorpion gang members right before the murder, gang founder Michael Le testified.

Haevischer and Johnston were convicted a year ago of killing Lal, his brother Michael, associates Ryan Bartolomeo and Eddie Narong, as well as bystanders Ed Schellenberg and Chris Mohan.

Person X earlier pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Le pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

 

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