Busted: Clayton Roueche of United Nations Gang Gets 30 Years
The Founder of the United Nations Gang, Cayton Rouche, will be serving a 30 year sentence in a US prison for his leadership role in the massive cross-border drug-smuggling scheme.
He has been convicted with conspiracy in violence, drug growing and trafficking.
The UN has also been involved in the scores of shootings in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.
Because he has two young children, Clayton Rouche may appeal to serve his time in a Canadian jail on the basis of his children's sake.
In a joint operation by police in Mexico, the United States and Canada, he was arrested in May, 2008, in Texas after being rebuffed in a bid to enter Mexico to attend the wedding of a UN Gang member. The operation sprang from a three-year investigation in which 335 kilograms of cocaine, hundreds of kilograms of marijuana and $2-million in U.S. currency were seized.
Mr. Roueche pleaded guilty to conspiracy to export cocaine, conspiracy to import marijuana and conspiracy to engage in money laundering. The defence sought a 15- to 20-year sentence. The prosecution wanted 30 years.
In one year the United Nations gang generated over $26 million in profit.