• Parental Abduction

Wissam Tarabichi

Wanted on Canada-wide warrant for parental abduction.

On April 4, 2018 the Abbotsford Police engaged in an investigation of parental abduction. Investigators discovered that on March 24, 2018 Wissam Tarabichi took his two children, daughter aged 9 yrs and son aged 8 yrs, to Seattle WA, USA. All three crossed the Canadian/USA border near Abbotsford BC. The following day Tarabichi and his children boarded a plane in Seattle and flew to Beirut Lebanon. As a result of the investigation Tarabichi was charged with Abduction in Contravention of a Custody Order, Section 282 CCC.

Tarabichi has no prior criminal history. He is a computer consultant by trade and has worked as such around the world.

Tarabichi holds a Canadian Passport, Lebanese Passport, and Syrian Passport. He is currently believed to be in Beirut Lebanon. He has family who lives in Le'Havre France, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates.

Working in conjunction with Abbotsford Police Department.

Personal description
  • Sex: Male
  • Born: July 1976
  • Hair Colour: Brown
  • Eye Colour: Brown
  • Weight: 172 lbs / 78 kg
  • Height: 5 ft 07 in / 170 cm
  • Wears eyeglasses


Take no action to apprehend this person yourself. Report any information to the nearest RCMP detachment or the police in your area or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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