Gang member Remy Maliragora deported to native Rwanda

Ottawa street gang member deported from Canada

OTTAWA, ON, July 28, 2008 — The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today confirmed the deportation of an Ottawa man associated with street gangs. Remy Maliragora, 27, was returned to Rwanda under escort by CBSA Officers on July 27.

Maliragora had been involved in criminal behaviour in Canada and convicted of several offences including: assault, possession of a stolen vehicle, carrying a concealed weapon, uttering threats, assault causing bodily harm, forcible entry and breach of probation. Maliragora is the second member of the Ledbury-Banff Crips street gang to be deported this year. In January, CBSA Officers removed 23-year-old Sharmarke Ali to Ethiopia.

“Our government is committed to enforcing removal orders against those convicted of serious crimes. On this, we have zero tolerance,” said the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety. “This is a good example of our commitment to ensuring that Canada will not be a safe haven for those who pose a threat to the safety and security of Canadians.”

The ability to remove people is vital to protecting the safety and security of Canada, maintaining the integrity of the immigration program and ensuring fairness for those who come to this country lawfully.


Media Relations
Public Safety Canada

Mélisa Leclerc
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Stockwell Day
Minister of Public Safety

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