Terror suspect deported to Canada
October 8, 2010
A Somali-born Canadian citizen, who admitted he attended al-Qaida training camps in Afghanistan and lectures by Osama bin Laden, has been deported to Canada after he was released from an American federal prison Friday.
Mohammed Abdullah Warsame, 37, was released from a Minnesota prison and turned over to Canada Border Services Agency, U.S. Immigration and Customers Enforcement officials said.
Warsame was arrested in 2003 and then charged with providing material support and resources to al-Qaida, specifically that he had travelled to Afghanistan and Pakistan between 2000 and 2001 to attend terrorist training camps.
“Court documents showed that al-Qaida paid Warsame's travel expenses to return to Canada, that Warsame sent money back to an al-Qaida associate as repayment, and that Warsame maintained contact with al-Qaida after returning to Canada,” ICE said in a statement.
Warsame pleaded guilty in May 2009 and was sentenced to 92 months in prison with credit for time served. He agreed to be deported to Canada after his sentence as part his plea deal.
In the statement, ICE said he was escorted to Canadian officials at 12:30 p.m. Friday.
CBSA did not respond immediately to calls for comment