New individuals added to the “Wanted by the CBSA” list

Ottawa, Ontario, September 12, 2013 — The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public  Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today announced eight new additions to the  Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) Wanted by the CBSA list.

“Since  its inception in July of 2011, the “Wanted by the CBSA” program  has proven to be effective in its goal of locating individuals who are in Canada  illegally and who have hidden from the CBSA,” said Minister Blaney. “The  successful location of almost 40 per cent of the cases posted to the list demonstrates  not only the program’s usefulness, but also the level of engagement of the  public in protecting our borders.”

To obtain further assistance from the public, eight  new profiles have been added to the “Wanted by the CBSA” web page. These new additions  are all inadmissible to Canada under the Immigration  and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), and a Canada-wide warrant for their  arrest has been issued as they have both failed to comply with IRPA and have  absconded before their removal could take place.

“I am confident that the past successes of the “Wanted  by the CBSA” program will continue,” said Minister Blaney. “This program is an  excellent example of how ongoing cooperation between the public and domestic  and international law enforcement can contribute to safer communities.”

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

To date, as a result of the “Wanted by the CBSA”  program, Canadians have assisted in locating 46 individuals in Canada, of which  39 have been removed. Additionally, nine individuals have been located abroad.