Canada Border Services Agency

Canada Border Services Agency

July 31, 2011 10:00 ET

Canada Border Services Agency: Removal of Suspected War Criminal

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - July 31, 2011) - The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today announced the removal from Canada of one individual who is suspected of being complicit in war crimes or crimes against humanity. Manuel De La Torre Herrera, from Peru was apprehended on July 25, 2011 in Toronto. This individual has been in CBSA custody since his apprehension.

The Government has also received confirmation that Illandaridevage Kulatunga of Sri Lanka, also identified on the CBSA web site, is no longer in Canada.

This update follows the announcement on July 21, 2011 by Ministers Toews and Kenney urging Canadians to help identify 30 individuals suspected of being complicit in war crimes or crimes against humanity, and who are thought to be hiding in locations across Canada.

"We are sending a strong message to those who are in our country illegally: we will not back down in our efforts to find and remove them from Canada," said Minister Toews. "We continue to take the necessary measures to protect the safety and security of our families and communities."

The Government of Canada is grateful for the assistance the public is providing and ask that they continue to watch the CBSA web site for updates. 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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