Two senior UN gang members were handed lengthy jail terms on Tuesday after pleading guilty to a cocaine conspiracy.
Douglas Vanalstine, the co-founder of the gang, and senior gang member Daryl Johnson of Abbotsford entered their guilty pleas in July in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver.
On Tuesday, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Carol Ross sentenced Vanalstine, 52, to 10 years in jail for the offence.
However, she reduced his sentence to 41 months in jail, after giving him credit for pre-sentence custody and time spent in segregation.
The judge handed Johnson, 34, an eight-year jail term, reducing it to seven years, two months after giving him credit for pre-sentence custody.
During sentencing submissions Vanalstine's lawyer had requested that his client receive three-to-one credit for the six months he spent in segregation at North Fraser Pre-Trial.
Court heard that he was put into segregation for security reasons and that his cell was exceedingly dirty, there was flooding from a toilet in a nearby cell and human feces on the wall of his cell that he cleaned by using his own socks.
Vanalstine also spent a total of 21/2 years in the general prison population, with his lawyer requesting that he receive two-for-one credit for that time spent awaiting trial.
Johnson had five months' pre-sentence custody, which at two-for-one credit reduced his sentence to seven years, two months.
Two-for-one credit for pre-sentence custody has been phased out in Canada, but the prosecution said that, in this case, they would not oppose it because the offence occurred before the law was changed.
The two men met with a police agent, who cannot be identified due to a publication ban, on a number of occasions in 2009 to facilitate the purchase of 100 kilograms of cocaine.
The pair provided a $100,000 down payment and took delivery of 100 kilograms of mostly fake cocaine.
They were then arrested and charged.
Vanalstine was described as the "directing mind" behind the high-level drug-trafficking scheme.
Johnson was the "right-hand man" and integrally involved in the conspiracy.
As part of their plea agreement, a third gang member, Nicholas Wester, had his charges stayed.
The same police agent, a convicted drug trafficker, was used in a reverse cocaine sting against Abbotsford gangster Jarrod Bacon, 29, and Wayne Scott, 56.
Both men were convicted at trial.
Bacon was sentenced to 12 years in jail but is appealing that sentence. Scott received a 31/2-year jail term.