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RCMP Arrest an Individual for Terrorism Offences

Ottawa, ON, January 12, 2015 – Today, following a national security criminal investigation, the RCMP Ottawa Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) arrested and charged Suliman Mohamed (D.O.B. 1993-02-16) from Ottawa with offences under Section 83.18 of the Criminal Code for Participation in the activity of a terrorist group.

Additionally, the RCMP confirms that today’s arrest is linked to the arrests of Ashton and Carlos Larmond made on January 9, 2015. As a result, Suliman Mohamed was also charged under Sec. 465 (1)(c) of the Criminal Code for Conspiracy to participate in a terrorist activity with Ashton and Carlos Larmond.

The RCMP would like to thank its Ottawa INSET partners for their vital contribution, including the Ottawa Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police, who play a valuable role in the early detection of threats in Canada and abroad. 

Chief Superintendent Jennifer Strachan, Criminal Operations Officer for the RCMP in Ontario stated: “These recent arrests underscore the reality that there are individuals in Ontario and in Canada who have become radicalized to a violent ideology, and who are willing to act upon it. Thanks to the ongoing collaborative efforts of our INSET partners, we are in a better position to target these threats and protect the Canadian public.”

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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Media enquiries:
Sgt. Richard Rollings
RCMP ‘O’ Division Media Relations
416-992-4409