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Foreign criminal expelled from Canada

09/14/2011 04:59 EDT | Updated 11/14/2011 05:12 EST

The Canada Border Services Agency has announced the first removal from the country of a fugitive on its "wanted list for serious criminality."

Reginald George King, 41, from Jamaica was apprehended last month in the small community of Walford in northern Ontario. Provincial police picked him up following tips from the public to the agency's Border Watch Line.

He remained in custody until his removal on Wednesday.

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) says King is inadmissible to Canada because he has been convicted of drug-trafficking, assault with a weapon, and two other weapons charges.

Three other men on the "most wanted" list of 32 foreign criminals have been apprehended. All are wanted on Canada-wide removal warrants and almost everyone on the list has multiple convictions.

Late last month, an immigration review board in Montreal ordered one of the men released on $3,000 cash bond after he surrendered to police in the city on Aug. 19, a day after the CBSA released its list of individuals wanted for deportation.

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