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March 05, 2010 10:58 ET

Public Safety Minister Toews and Citizenship and Immigration Minister Kenney Commend the CBSA on the Deportation of Jackie Tran

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 5, 2010) - The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety and the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, made the following statement today regarding the successful removal from Canada of Tran Trong Nghia Nguyen, also known as Jackie Tran. While living in Canada, Tran was convicted of serious criminal offences - Assault with a Weapon and two counts of Trafficking in Cocaine. He was also associated with the Fresh Killers gang, a criminal organization in Calgary. 

"I would like to congratulate the CBSA officials who were instrumental in removing Tran Trong Nghia Nguyen (Jackie Tran) from our country. I am pleased this serious convicted criminal will no longer pose a threat to the safety of Canadians and our communities," said Minister Toews. "This deportation provides another example of the outstanding work by the CBSA to remove serious criminals from this country. I would like to commend the professionalism and dedication of the CBSA officers who carried out this removal. Protecting the safety and security of our citizens is the most serious responsibility of the Government of Canada."

Minister Jason Kenney added: "The removal of inadmissible individuals, particularly violent foreign criminals such as Tran, is key to maintaining the integrity of Canada's immigration system and to protecting those who live in this country lawfully. I applaud the work done by CBSA officials that ultimately resulted in Tran's removal."

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