NEWS
07/31/2011 11:14 EDT | Updated 09/30/2011 05:12 EDT

War Criminals In Canada: Suspect Manuel De La Torre Herrera Removed From Country

Canada Border Services Agency

WINNIPEG - The Canada Border Services Agency has announced the removal from the country of a war-crimes suspect.

Manuel De La Torre Herrera, from Peru, was arrested July 25 in Toronto, just days after the federal government launched a website featuring 30 alleged war criminals.

The government says Herrera was part of a brutal regime in Peru, and was denied a refugee claim several years ago.

He went underground and was only found last week.

In all, five people have been arrested since the release of the most-wanted list.

The government says the public response to the website has been tremendous and tips have been flowing in.