Immigration Task Force Arrests Fugitive with a Loaded Handgun



    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 8 /CNW/ - On Tuesday October 7, 2008 members of the
Immigration Task Force and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Emergency
Response Team apprehended a fugitive wanted on an Immigration warrant.
Subsequent to the arrest a loaded nine millimeter semi-automatic handgun was
seized.
    Gregory Brown, (aged 29), a citizen of Jamaica, was arrested on a warrant
for removal issued under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. He is
being kept in custody on an Immigration Hold. Charges related to the handgun
are being considered as the investigation continues.
    The ITF conducted a four month investigation into the whereabouts of
Brown that led them to an apartment building in the Bristol Road and
Creditview Road area of Mississauga. The RCMP ERT was called in to assist with
the arrest. Brown was taken into custody after a brief stand-off. The handgun
was found inside the apartment.
    "We are very pleased with the results of this investigation," stated RCMP
Sgt. Tony Gollob of the ITF. "Taking dangerous fugitives off Canadian streets
is our primary mandate. Taking an illegal handgun out of circulation is a
welcome bonus."

    The Immigration Task Force is a high-risk fugitive apprehension unit. It
is composed of members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canada Border
Services Agency and Provincial ROPE members from the Ontario Provincial Police
and the Toronto Police Service.





For further information:

For further information: Sergeant Tony Gollob, Office: (905) 676-2807,
Cell: (416) 896-5290; Corporal Kent Langley, Office: (905) 676-2805 Ext. 224,
Cell: (416) 896-3702


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