RCMP Ottawa Detachment extradite person from the Dominican Republic

OTTAWA, May 29, 2017 /CNW/ - On Saturday May 27, 2017, Matthew Bruce MEDINA, a Canadian citizen, was extradited back to Canada from the Dominican Republic on drug related charges.

Matthew Bruce MEDINA (51 years), also known as Matthew Bruce MAYNARD, was the subject of multiple police investigations across Canada. In the fall of 2013, MEDINA was the suspect of a drug investigation by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British-Columbia (BC-CFSEU) and subsequently fled Canada. In 2015, an RCMP drug investigation confirmed MEDINA to be living in the Dominican Republic. MEDINA's arrest was actively sought by the BC-CFSEU, RCMP and OPP in the jurisdictions of British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. MEDINA was known to obtain and use a variety of aliases.

An Interpol Red Notice was issued in May 2016 at the request of the RCMP Ottawa Detachment and the Public Prosecution Service of Canada. MEDINA was wanted on BC-CFSEU, OPP and RCMP's Canada Wide arrest warrants for several drug related offences and multiple counts of Criminal Code of Canada offences. MEDINA was arrested in April 2016 in the Dominican Republic, where he had been detained. The arrest was done in conjunction with authorities in the Dominican Republic.

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SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police

For further information: For media inquiries please contact: Cpl. Louise Savard, Media Relations Officer, "O" Division (Ontario), Phone: (905) 876-9709

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