TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The Toronto Immigration Task Force (ITF)
has arrested two more individuals that were on the "Wanted by the CBSA"
The ITF had active investigations to locate and apprehend:
Robert Akwsi Boakye, who was wanted on a Canada-Wide Warrant for Removal
and also on outstanding criminal warrants. Boakye has criminal
convictions in Canada for Extortion, Uttering Threats and Fraud Over
Hong Guang Xue, who was wanted on a Canada-Wide Warrant for Removal. Xue
is alleged to have committed an offence outside of Canada that, if
committed in Canada, would constitute a Canadian offence.
Details on Boakye arrest:
The investigation led members of the ITF to believe that Boakye was
staying at a residence in the Maple area in the City of Vaughan. In the
early evening hours of February 20th, RCMP and CBSA members, as well as an RCMP Police Dog, attended the
residence to attempt to apprehend Boakye. Investigators observed Boakye
exiting the building. When police attempted to arrest Boakye, he fled
but was captured after a short foot chase. Boakye was transported to a
local holding centre where he remains in custody.
Details on Xue arrest:
This investigation led members of the ITF to the City of Guelph. On
February 22nd, investigators observed Xue in a vehicle in which he was a passenger.
Members of the ITF stopped the vehicle and Xue was arrested without
incident. Xue was transported to a local holding centre where he
remains in custody.
"I am very proud of the hard work and dedication our ITF members display
in order to apprehend these high-risk fugitives", stated Sgt DeAnna
Hill (Immigration Task Force). "Our success in apprehending these
fugitives is directly linked to our partnerships with many other police
services, and also tips from the public."
The Toronto Immigration Task Force (ITF) is a joint forces operation
comprised of law enforcement personnel from the Royal Canadian Mounted
Police (RCMP) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), who work
together to apprehend high-risk migrant fugitives.
Did you know? Since its inception in 1994, the ITF has made approximately 3,000
high-risk fugitive arrests. For further information visit: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/on/prog-serv/itf-gti-eng.htm
SOURCE: Royal Canadian Mounted Police
For further information:
Sgt Richard Rollings
RCMP Media Relations
'O' Division (Ontario)