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RCMP Arrests Two Individuals for Terrorism Offences

Ottawa, ON, January 9, 2015 - Today, following a national security criminal investigation, the RCMP Ottawa Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) arrested and charged two individuals from Ottawa with a number of terrorism offences under the Criminal Code of Canada.

Ashton Carleton Larmond (D.O.B. 1990-11-21) has been charged with Facilitating terrorist activity (Sec. 83.19), Participation in the activity of a terrorist group (Sec. 83.18), and for Instructing to carry out activity for a terrorist group (Sec. 83.21 (1)).

Carlos Larmond (D.O.B. 1990-11-21) has been charged with Participation in the activity of a terrorist group (Sec. 83.18) and for Attempting to leave Canada to participate in terrorist activity abroad (Sec. 83.181).   

Carlos Larmond was arrested at the Montreal Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport as he was intending to travel overseas for terrorist purposes. Ashton Carleton Larmond was arrested in Ottawa.

As Canada’s national police force, the RCMP leads the Canadian response to terrorist criminal activity through national security criminal investigations both at home and abroad. The RCMP wants to acknowledge the valuable contribution of its INSET partners, including the Ottawa Police Service, and the Ontario Provincial Police, who played a significant role in this case to keep the Canadian public and Canada’s allies safe from terrorism.

Assistant Commissioner James Malizia, Officer in charge of the RCMP’s Federal Policing Operations stated: “Today’s arrests speak to our ability to tackle a threat that is multifaceted and constantly evolving. Through collaborative efforts with our partners, we were able to prevent these individuals from leaving Canada to engage in terrorist activity overseas.”

We encourage citizens to remain vigilant and to report any information on terrorism or related suspicious activities to the National Security Information Network at 1-800-420-5805 or by contacting the police in their community.

As this matter is now before the courts, we will not be providing more details at this time.

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Sgt. Richard Rollings
RCMP ‘O’ Division Media Relations
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