Media Advisory - Suspicious Purchase of Ammonium Nitrate

TORONTO, June 9 /CNW/ - The Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) in partnership with the Niagara Regional Police Service is investigating an incident where a large quantity of ammonium nitrate (fertilizer) was purchased at a Lincoln, Ontario farm supply store. The subject who purchased the product was not properly identified and investigators are now seeking the assistance of the general public to identify the individual.

INSET's are made up of representatives of the RCMP, federal partners and agencies such as Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), and provincial and municipal police services. They have the mandate to investigate all national security threats.

A press conference will be held to provide further details about the investigation. The press conference will be held on:

                               June 9th, 2010

                                  4:00 p.m.

               Toronto Police Service Headquarters Auditorium
                              40 College Street
                               Toronto, Ontario

The officer in charge of the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team, Inspector Gordon Sneddon, as well as a representative of the Niagara Regional Police Service will provide details of the investigation. There will be opportunities for one-on-one interviews following the press conference.

SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police

For further information: For further information: Sgt. Marc LaPorte, RCMP Media Relations, "O" Division, (416) 992-4409

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