Canada Border Services Agency

Canada Border Services Agency

December 16, 2013 10:30 ET

50th Individual Wanted by the CBSA Arrested

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 16, 2013) - The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today announced the 50th apprehension of a person on the "Wanted by the CBSA".

On December 9, 2013, CBSA Inland Enforcement Officers arrested Nashir Ahmed Heydir at a CBSA office in Vancouver, B.C. Heydir, who was added to the Wanted by the CBSA list in January of 2012, is inadmissible to Canada for serious criminality for having been convicted of an offence outside of Canada that, if committed in Canada, would constitute a Canadian offence. Heydir was convicted of 1st degree criminal sexual conduct in Minnesota and was sentenced to 91 months imprisonment.

"I would like to congratulate the officers of the CBSA, members of the public, and law enforcement partners for their efforts in locating and apprehending these individuals," said Martin Bolduc, Vice President of Operations at the CBSA. "The successes realized by the Wanted by the CBSA program since its inception in 2011 have been a continued source of pride for this Agency."

To date, as a result of the "Wanted by the CBSA" program, Canadians have assisted in locating 50 individuals in Canada, of which 41 have been removed. Additionally, nine other individuals were located abroad.

Members of the public are reminded that they should not take action to apprehend the individuals listed on the CBSA Web site. Any information on the whereabouts of these wanted individuals should be reported to the CBSA Border Watch Toll-free Line at 1-888-502-9060.

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