Aero Mexico passenger turned over to US authorities

MONTRÉAL, June 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Today at 4:00 p.m., the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) turned over Abdirahman Ali Gaal to US authorities.

On May 30, 2010, Transport Canada re-routed a Paris to Mexico flight to Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport (PET) in Montreal at the request of US authorities. Mr. Gaal, a passenger on the flight, was interviewed by CBSA officers at PET airport and then detained due to inadmissibility to Canada for non-compliance with the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Note to editors:

A foreign national may only be removed to the country from which they came or the country in which they last permanently resided before coming to Canada or the country of birth.

SOURCE Canada Border Services Agency

For further information: For further information: please contact US Customs and Border Protection at 1-800-826-1471 or consult their Web site at: http://www.cbp.gov


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