August 20, 2013 - 11:18 AM
KAMLOOPS - RCMP are reporting a record-high in July for a provincial program geared at shipping fugitives out of the provinces back to where they face criminal charges.
Six wanted fugitives, including one from Kamloops, were shipped out of B.C. with another expected to be on the way.
“Through a coordinated effort between the RCMP, the B.C. Sheriff Services and our municipal police partners, we are making sure that fugitives are not using B.C. to hide from the consequences of their actions elsewhere. We are also hoping that by bringing these fugitives to justice some closure will be brought to their victims," said Cpl. Trish Robinson, the B.C. Fugitive Return Program Coordinator, in a press release issued earlier this month.
Robert Kramar was removed from Kamloops back to Winnipeg, Manitoba on July 10 on warrants for sexual assault and sexual interference.
One man was sent as far as Hamilton, Ontario.
The B.C. Fugitive Return Program began in 2011 and is funded by the provincial government and managed by the RCMP and the Vancouver Police Department. The program has facilitated the return of nearly 50 fugitives.
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