Canada... No Safe Haven For Wanted Persons

KITCHENER, ON, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, October 21st, 2009, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Federal Enforcement Section from Kitchener Detachment arrested a male in Bruce County area, under the authority of an arrest warrant issued under the Extradition Act. This Warrant was authorized by a Judge of the Superior Court of Justice on behalf of the United States of America.

Arrested was Francisco BELTRAN (42) who was indicted on December 16th, 2008, for 3 Counts of Wire Fraud in the state of Texas in the United States.

BELTRAN's presence in Canada was investigated and confirmed through the cooperative efforts of the RCMP, Saugeen Shores Police Service, and the Canada Border Services Agency. On October 19th, 2009, BELTRAN was located on Canadian soil, subsequently the Department of Justice obtained a Warrant for the arrest of BELTRAN, under the Extradition Act. The RCMP executed this warrant on BELTRAN without incident. He will be held in custody to face proceedings concerning his extradition to the United States.

"The RCMP in accordance with our international relations and treaties with the United States of America and other foreign Governments is often requested to locate international fugitives. This instance is an example of our positive relations in working with world partners in policing," said Corporal Merv BOWMAN of Kitchener Detachment Federal Enforcement Section.

SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police

For further information: For further information: Corporal Merv BOWMAN, RCMP Kitchener Detachment, Federal Enforcement Section, (519) 896-3542, Ext 233 or Constable Laurence YIM, RCMP Kitchener Detachment, Media Relations, (519) 896-3542 ext 235

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