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11 June 2015

Cooperation between Canada and Trinidad INTERPOL bureaus leads to arrest of wanted murder suspect

A Red Notice subject wanted by Canada for murder and a series of violent burglaries has been arrested in Trinidad and Tobago by local INTERPOL police officers following investigations coordinated by the INTERPOL National Central Bureaus (NCBs) in Ottawa and Port-of-Spain and their national law enforcement partners.

The arrest of Septimus Neverson on 25 February 2015 was the result of complex joint international investigations involving NCB Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago police and border authorities, NCB Ottawa, Montreal, Laval and Quebec police forces, the RCMP and the Canadian Border Services.

NCB Port-of-Spain’s investigations were triggered after NCB Ottawa sent out an INTERPOL diffusion in November 2014, highlighting the importance of police worldwide using INTERPOL resources to coordinate investigations beyond national boundaries.

Heightened local surveillance and intelligence gathering by NCB Port-of-Spain police officers led to Neverson’s detection in the Trinidadian capital whilst driving.

Neverson now awaits extradition to Canada where, if convicted, the 52-year old faces 54 charges, including one for murder, three for attempted murder, kidnap, attempted robbery and robberies committed in Laval and Montréal (Québec) over the past decade.