Four Guyanese, who have criminal convictions in Canada, were yesterday listed among persons wanted by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
Shameer Allie, Vibert Henry, Delon Jemmott and Krishnadat Ramnarine are in the Canadian federal government’s expanded “Wanted by the CBSA” list of individuals who have failed to comply with the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and have criminal convictions in Canada.
The announcement was made in Toronto by Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety, Candice Hoeppner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence, Chris Alexander and Luc Portelance, President of the CBSA.
“Canadians are taking a stand against those who are in our country illegally,” said Minister Toews, in a statement released on the CBSA website. “Our Government is committed to removing individuals who are inadmissible because they are suspected of, or complicit in, war crimes or crimes against humanity and those who have been convicted for acts of serious criminality committed in Canada,” the minister added.
The release identified Allie, as a 36-year-old man born in Guyana, whom it said is inadmissible to Canada for serious criminality for being convicted of assault with a weapon. Henry, with the alias ‘Tiger,’ 44, was convicted of break and enter and assault causing bodily harm. In addition he was also convicted of attempted robbery.
Jemmott, who is also listed on Interpol website as being wanted by the Canadians, has been convicted of assault with a weapon. In addition, Jemmott has been convicted of three counts of assault. Ramnarine, 39, was convicted of assault with a weapon and uttering threats and assault.
The release said that the government of Canada takes its obligation to safeguard public safety very seriously and will take all necessary measures to ensure Canadians are protected.
To date, tips from the public have helped in the successful apprehension of six individuals on the original list of 30 announced on July 21, with a seventh individual located outside of Canada.
The CBSA, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police work cooperatively with international partners to ensure that those who have failed to comply with the IRPA, have been found to be inadmissible and have criminal convictions in the country, find no sanctuary in Canada.