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Public Safety Canada

July 03, 2012 16:05 ET

Minister Toews Commends Arrest of "Wanted by the CBSA" Individual

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 3, 2012) - The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, commended the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal and Canada Border Services Agency today on the arrest of Mohamed Ratni, in Montréal.

"This individual is wanted for violation of human or international rights under the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act or under international law. His arrest signals our government's ongoing commitment to protecting Canadians and the safety of our communities", said Minister Toews.

"With the cooperation of police departments across the country, the success of the 'Wanted by the CBSA' program demonstrates that Canada will not be a haven for those who try to enter or live here illegally. The Government of Canada remains committed to identifying, detaining and removing those individuals who pose a threat to the safety and security of Canadians."

Ratni is the 26th individual apprehended from "Wanted by the CBSA" list. Since the launch of the list on July 21, 2011, the CBSA has removed 19 of these individuals from Canada.

For more information on the "Wanted by the CBSA" list, visit the Canada Border Services Agency website.

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