POLITICS

Canada Border Services Agency adds six more names to its wanted list

03/20/2014 12:28 EDT | Updated 05/20/2014 05:59 EDT
TORONTO - The names of six men have been added to the Canada Border Services Agency's wanted list.

The agency says four of the men — Anthony Alexander Clarke, Mario Ilic, Phuc Doan Nguyen and Neigabe Joel Stewart — are wanted on a Canada-wide warrant because they are inadmissible to the country due to a serious criminal history.

The other two men — Ayodele Sunday Peters and Turhan Oleck — are inadmissible because they have been convicted for an offence outside of Canada that would constitute as an offence if committed in this country.

The Wanted by the CBSA program, which was launched in 2011, is designed to apprehend individuals who have violated the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

The agency also announced two arrests of individuals on the wanted list: Wei Can Xie was arrested in Toronto in January and removed from Canada on March 2 while Alfredo Reynoso was arrested in Toronto on March 5 and has not yet been removed.

CBSA says so far Canadians have helped locate 55 wanted individuals in Canada, of whom 43 have been removed from the country, and 14 individuals abroad.

Roxanne James, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of public safety, said the fact that nearly half the people on the wanted list have been located shows not only the program's usefulness but also the level of the public's engagement.

"Identifying these individuals and bringing them out of the shadows is a further step to strengthening the integrity of our immigration system," she said at a news conference in Toronto.