Ottawa, Ontario, January 20, 2012 – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today announced the apprehension of three individuals and one removal of an individual featured on the CBSA "Wanted" list.
"I am very encouraged by the continued success of this program," said Luc Portelance, President of the CBSA. "The tips from the public and the support of our law enforcement partners are clearly helping our inland enforcement officers defend Canada's immigration system by locating and removing those who abuse it."
Damion Rami Butler was apprehended by the Immigration Task Force on January 18 in the Greater Toronto Area as a result of a tip received from the public. Butler is inadmissible to Canada for serious criminality. He has been convicted in Canada of possession of a scheduled substance for the purpose of trafficking, three counts of failure to comply with recognizance and mischief over $5,000. Taken into custody by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), he was subsequently turned over to the Peel Regional Police, in whose custody he remains on an outstanding criminal warrant.
The "Wanted by the CBSA" program demonstrates that individuals featured on the "Wanted" list can no longer hide as two individuals voluntarily surrendered to authorities. Delson Jules turned himself in to the CBSA at the Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport on January 17. Jules is inadmissible to Canada for serious criminality. He has been convicted in Canada of criminal harassment, uttering threats, and assault.
Christa Konzonguizi turned herself in to the CBSA at the Greater Toronto Enforcement Centre on January 18. Konzonguizi is inadmissible to Canada on security grounds.
Jameson Seide was removed from Canada on January 17. This marks the eighth removal of an individual featured on the CBSA "Wanted" list. Seide was apprehended by the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal on October 30. He is inadmissible to Canada for serious criminality. He has been convicted of trafficking in substance, conspiracy, robbery, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and assault causing bodily harm. In addition, Seide has been convicted of obstruction, uttering threats and possession of narcotics.
To date, as a result of the "Wanted by the CBSA" program, Canadians have assisted in locating 18 individuals in Canada and four individuals abroad. The CBSA has removed eight of these individuals from Canada.
The Immigration Task Force is a joint forces unit comprising members of the RCMP, the Ontario Provincial Police, the Toronto Police Service and the CBSA. This team works closely with other police departments and partner agencies to apprehend high-risk migrant fugitives through teamwork and the effective use of intelligence.
Members of the public are reminded that they should not take action to apprehend the individuals listed on the CBSA 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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