Friday, June 2, 2023

RCMP arrest 18-year-old suspected of plotting terrorism

The information was shared last week by the federal investigation (FBI) that RCMP investigators arrested Mohamed Amine Assal, who lives in the Montreal borough, Saint-Laurent.

According to RCMP officer Charles Poirier, the individuals were arrested after a brief investigation by the Integrated National Security Team (INSET).

The federal police, believing that Mohamed Amine Assal was going to commit terrorism offenses, decided to arrest him earlier than planned.

We couldn’t wait to collect all the evidence, explained agent Poirier to Radio-Canada. We were still in the middle of the investigation, but the information that the investigators were concerned about. It is from this that they asked to warrant the release of the capture.

“We cannot wait for the case of terrorism.”

– Quote from Charles Poirier, RCMP officer in Montreal

A search was also made at the suspect’s residence in Bourgogne Saint-Laurent, where computer equipment was seized.

It will lead you to the Islamic State armed group

According to our information, he had conversations on social networks about the manufacture of explosive devices.

Evidence obtained by investigators leads to the suspicion that he may commit violent acts or attacks in connection with radical Islam.

According to the RCMP, Mohamed Amine Assal allegedly shared Islamic State (IS) propaganda on the Internet, was seen preparing terrorist activity for the benefit of IS, tried to radicalize people around him and attended a mosque, which he also attended. by IS supporters.

He is also said to have advocated violence against non-Muslims.

The young suspect, who appeared in a Montreal house on Thursday afternoon, has not been formally charged. The authorities would like him to sign a peace order so that they can keep an eye on him during the investigation.

According to the prosecutor of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, Me Nancy Perrault, the evidence that the RCMP was forced to be did not allow the rush to lay charges, but it was enough to detain the suspect and prevent him from taking action.

Strict conditions and a GPS bracelet

The suspect could regain his freedom, but under strict conditions, including wearing an electronic GPS bracelet, a curfew between 11 a.m. and 6 a.m., and returning his passport to the RCMP. You will also not have the right to consult social networks or chat with sites.

The Crown has not ruled out the possibility of later charging him as the work of investigators and analysis of evidence continues.

Mohamed Amine Assal is due back in court on May 4.

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