Two British Columbia men make Canada’s 25 most wanted list – Smithers Interior News


A $100,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a man wanted in the murder of an Abbotsford gangster in Thailand.

Gene Karl Lahrkamp, ​​36, is number 2 on the list of Canada’s 25 most wanted fugitives, released Tuesday (April 26) by Crime Stoppers’ Be On the Lookout (BOLO) program.

Lahrkamp of Trail, British Columbia, is wanted in connection with the shooting death of Jimi Sandhu, 32, at a resort in Rawai, Phuket on February 5.

Lahrkamp, ​​a member of the Canadian Armed Forces from 2012 to 2018, was one of two men linked to Sandhu’s murder.

Thai police reported that two men jumped out of the bushes and fired up to 20 shots at Sandhu as he exited his vehicle.

Police said the men left the scene and threw their weapons – two 9mm handguns, a CZ and a Walther – into the sea, but the weapons were later recovered from shallow water using of a metal detector.

The couple had arrived in Thailand on December 18 and left on February 6, according to police. Investigators then identified them through CCTV footage and other evidence.

Lahrkamp’s co-defendant, Matthew Leandre Ovide Dupre, 36, was arrested Feb. 20 in Edmonton.

Another fugitive, convicted killer, John Norman MacKenzie, 61, is No. 21 on the BOLO list. He is wanted for being unlawfully at large after escaping from Mission Institution in August 2018.

He was serving a life sentence for second-degree murder and armed robbery, among other offenses, when he was reported missing from the Mission facility during a count on August 7, 2018.

MacKenzie was housed in the minimum security unit.

Police announced in January 2020 that the BOLO program offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to MacKenzie’s capture.

The RCMP said at the time that they believe MacKenzie may have left Canada.

The list of Canada’s most wanted people can be viewed at Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or 1-855-448-8477 or report to

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