B.C.'s most wanted list: fugitive arrested in California for 2017 murder in Surrey

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      After an international manhunt, one of B.C’s most-wanted and “extremely violent” fugitives has been apprehended in California.

      Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) spokesperson Sgt. Frank Jang stated at a news conference today (December 2) that 28-year-old Brandon Nathan Teixeira was arrested in Oroville, California, on December 1.

      The RCMP liaison office in Los Angeles worked collaboratively with a U.S. Marshall-led task force involving the Butte County SWAT, the Tehama SWAT, and the Chico Police Department.

      In September 6, 2018, Teixeira was charged with the first-degree murder of 28-year-old Nicholas Khabra on October 23, 2017, in Surrey.

      A warrant was issued for his arrest but he remained at large, and he was believed to be in either Metro Vancouver or Alberta.

      In April, the reward for tips that would lead to the arrest of Teixeira was significantly boosted from $5,000 to $55,000 with the assistance of the BOLO Program and Crime Stoppers.

      Teixeira will need to be extradited in order for him to be brought back to Canada for a trial.

      The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs of the Department’s Criminal Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California are handling the extradition proceedings.