Two Canadians arrested returning from Syria

April 6, 2023
Montreal, Quebec

News release

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Federal Policing Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) arrested Ammara Amjad and Dure Ahmed upon their arrival into the Montreal-Trudeau International Airport.

With the consent of the Attorney General of Canada, the RCMP commenced proceedings against the two individuals by way of a Terrorism Peace Bond, pursuant to Section 810.011 of the Criminal Code.

Amjad and Ahmed appeared in Ontario Provincial Court by video conference for a bail hearing in relation to the Terrorism Peace Bond applications. The matter was adjourned and the individuals remain in custody until their next scheduled court appearance on Tuesday, April 11.

"The success of this investigation can be attributed to the strength of our policing partnerships. The RCMP stands fast against support to terrorism, including support to groups such as ISIS, and remains committed to the safety of all Canadians." - C/Supt. Matt Peggs, Officer in Charge, Criminal Operations, RCMP O Division

The RCMP is committed to working in partnership with both domestic and foreign agencies to keep Canadians safe and secure and to protect Canadian interests at home and abroad. The RCMP encourages citizens to remain vigilant and report any information on terrorism or related suspicious activity to the National Security Information Network (1-800-420-5805) or to their local police detachment. If there is an immediate threat to your safety, please call 911.


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