THUNDER BAY – Crimebeat – The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are having some success in getting their persons. On Friday, the CBSA announced the apprehension of Satpal Singh Jhatu, who was listed on the CBSA “Wanted” list for criminality. This is the second person on Canada’s “Most Wanted List” who has been apprehended in the past two months.
Satpal Singh Jhatu was apprehended by CBSA inland enforcement officers on October 5, in Vancouver, British Columbia, following tips from the Canadian public.
Jhatu is inadmissible to Canada for serious criminality. He has been convicted of second degree murder and aggravated assault. Jhatu remains in the custody of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at this time.
This update follows the announcement on August 18, 2011, by the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety; Candice Hoeppner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety; Chris Alexander, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence; and Luc Portelance, President of the Canada Border Services Agency, urging Canadians to help identify 32 individuals listed on the CBSA Web site who have failed to comply with the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and have criminal convictions in Canada.
Members of the public are reminded that they should not take action to apprehend the individuals listed on the Web site. Any information on the whereabouts of these wanted individuals should be reported to the CBSA Border Watch Line at 1-888-502-9060.