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Winnipeg, July 26, 2011 —Tips and information from the Canadian public have resulted in the capture of one more individual suspected of being complicit in war crimes or crimes against humanity.  This update follows the announcement on July 21, 2011 by the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety and the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, urging Canadians to help in identifying 30 individuals suspected of being complicit in war crimes or crimes against humanity, and who are thought to be hiding out in locations across Canada.

The Government reports that tips pouring into the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Border Watch Line as well as law enforcement partners across the country have resulted in the apprehension of one of the individuals named on the CBSA web site. Manuel De La Torre Herrera from Peru was found in the Toronto area and is now in CBSA custody.

“Canadians are providing valuable information to Canada Border Services Agency and we ask for their continued vigilance,” said Minister Toews.  “Our message is clear; those who are active or complicit in war crimes and crimes against humanity can no longer hide in the shadows. It is in all our best interests to find these individuals and to deal with them according to the law and the systems we work hard to protect.”

Minister Toews thanks the public for their assistance and asks that they continue to look at the CBSA web site for updates.  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.

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