Canada Border Services Agency

Canada Border Services Agency

August 31, 2011 13:31 ET

Apprehension of Fourth Individual Wanted by the CBSA for Serious Criminality

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 31, 2011) - The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today announced the apprehension of Wasford Uriah Steer, listed on the CBSA "Wanted" list for criminality.

Wasford Uriah Steer was apprehended by the Toronto Police Service on August 29, in the Greater Toronto Area. Steer is inadmissible to Canada for serious criminality for being convicted of possession of counterfeit money, uttering counterfeit money and possession of a prohibited weapon. In addition, Steer has been convicted of assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon, resisting arrest, carrying a concealed weapon and fraud. Steer remains in the custody of the Toronto Police Service at this time.

The apprehension of this individual is a direct result of the strength and combined forces of law enforcement and public safety officers across Canada, who worked together to apprehend someone who crossed provincial boundaries in an effort to evade removal.

This update follows the announcement on August 18, 2011, by the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety; Candice Hoeppner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety; Chris Alexander, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence; and Luc Portelance, President of the Canada Border Services Agency, urging Canadians to help identify 32 individuals listed on the CBSA Web site who have failed to comply with the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and have criminal convictions in Canada.

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

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