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Public Safety Canada

December 14, 2010 09:00 ET

Public Safety Minister Toews and Citizenship and Immigration Minister Kenney Commend the Canada Border Services Agency for the Removal of Omar Ahmed

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 14, 2010) - Today, the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, and the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, congratulated the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) following the removal of Omar Ahmed from Canada. Since coming to Canada in 1995, Ahmed has been convicted of several offences including: possession of crack cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, uttering threats to cause bodily harm, mischief, assault, and failure to comply with conditions of release on three occasions.

"I commend the CBSA on the successful removal of this dangerous individual who is a threat to the safety and security of our communities," said the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety. "Removing dangerous offenders not only protects the safety of Canadians, but the integrity of the immigration system for those who live in our country lawfully. We do not tolerate those who come to this country and commit serious crimes."

Omar Ahmed, 25, was removed from Canada under escort by CBSA on December 7. 

Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney added: "This is an example of the excellent and diligent work performed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and CBSA that has resulted in the removal of someone who is a danger to Canadians. The removal of foreign nationals who commit crimes in Canada is key to maintaining the integrity of our immigration system and protecting Canadians."

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