Canada Border Services Agency

Canada Border Services Agency

February 27, 2014 11:00 ET

53rd and 54th Arrests of Individuals Wanted by the CBSA

Simon Richard Cova and Robert Faci arrested

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 27, 2014) - Canada Border Services Agency

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced the arrests of two persons featured on the Wanted by the CBSA list: Simon Richard Cova and Robert Faci. Cova was arrested on February 19, 2014, and Faci on February 21, 2014.

Cova was arrested in Toronto by the Toronto Immigration Task Force (ITF) and is inadmissible to Canada for serious criminality for being convicted of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. In addition, he has been convicted of assault and uttering threats.

Faci was arrested in Chestermere, Alberta after he turned himself in to an RCMP detachment for violating his parole conditions. Faci is inadmissible to Canada for serious criminality for being convicted of robbery.

Quick Facts

  • The Wanted by the CBSA program, established in 2011, was created to enlist the help of Canadians in locating individuals ordered removed from Canada but whose whereabouts are unknown.

  • The Toronto ITF is a joint forces operation comprising personnel from the CBSA and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) who work together to apprehend high-risk migrant fugitives.

  • To date, as a result of the Wanted by the CBSA program, Canadians have assisted in locating 54 individuals in Canada, of which 42 have been removed. Additionally, 14 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.

Associated Link

- Wanted by the CBSA

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  • Canada Border Services Agency
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