Surete du Quebec - POLICE THWART CONSPIRACY BY ACTIVISTS

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Surete du Quebec

    QUEBEC CITY, April 18 /PRNewswire/ - Following a police investigation -
 conducted in close cooperation with the Canadian Armed Forces - the Quebec
 Police Force and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested two individuals,
 both 21 years of age, yesterday, April 17, 2001, at 22:30, in Saint-
 Apollinaire, in the Quebec City area. Charges will include conspiracy to
 commit mischief likely to endanger life, possession of an explosive substance
 with intent to use it, as well as theft and possession of military stores
 belonging to Her Majesty.
 
     At the time of arrest, police officers seized the following items from
     the suspects' vehicle:
 
     4 smoke bombs               2 motorcycle helmets
     3 pyrotechnic devices used  1 chain
       in military training      1 hammer
     5 gas masks with filters    1 pair of pliers
     4 sling shots               1 can of aerosol paint
     2 bags of steel balls       1 thousands of anti-globalization pamphlets
     5 shields                   1 road flare
     2 baseball bats             3 wooden sticks
 
     This same investigation led to the arrest of four other individuals this
 morning in the Montreal area, who will travel to the Quebec City area to
 appear before the court. The residences of the accused were searched, which
 led to the seizure of two timing devices, one smoke igniter, accelerants and
 shields. An arrest warrant was also issued for another individual.
     These arrests are the result of an investigation initiated in the fall of
 2000 in an effort to prevent acts of violence at the Summit of the Americas.
 The individuals arrested are members of a group of activists including
 students, day labourers, active members of the Canadian Armed Forces reserve
 force, as well as an ex-member of the military. This group had been conspiring
 for several months to carry out a dangerous act to disrupt activities at the
 Summit.
 
     This operation is part of the measures taken to protect citizens who will
     take part in peaceful demonstrations at the third Summit of the Americas.
     -%SU: RLI,LAW
 
 

SOURCE Surete du Quebec
    QUEBEC CITY, April 18 /PRNewswire/ - Following a police investigation -
 conducted in close cooperation with the Canadian Armed Forces - the Quebec
 Police Force and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested two individuals,
 both 21 years of age, yesterday, April 17, 2001, at 22:30, in Saint-
 Apollinaire, in the Quebec City area. Charges will include conspiracy to
 commit mischief likely to endanger life, possession of an explosive substance
 with intent to use it, as well as theft and possession of military stores
 belonging to Her Majesty.
 
     At the time of arrest, police officers seized the following items from
     the suspects' vehicle:
 
     4 smoke bombs               2 motorcycle helmets
     3 pyrotechnic devices used  1 chain
       in military training      1 hammer
     5 gas masks with filters    1 pair of pliers
     4 sling shots               1 can of aerosol paint
     2 bags of steel balls       1 thousands of anti-globalization pamphlets
     5 shields                   1 road flare
     2 baseball bats             3 wooden sticks
 
     This same investigation led to the arrest of four other individuals this
 morning in the Montreal area, who will travel to the Quebec City area to
 appear before the court. The residences of the accused were searched, which
 led to the seizure of two timing devices, one smoke igniter, accelerants and
 shields. An arrest warrant was also issued for another individual.
     These arrests are the result of an investigation initiated in the fall of
 2000 in an effort to prevent acts of violence at the Summit of the Americas.
 The individuals arrested are members of a group of activists including
 students, day labourers, active members of the Canadian Armed Forces reserve
 force, as well as an ex-member of the military. This group had been conspiring
 for several months to carry out a dangerous act to disrupt activities at the
 Summit.
 
     This operation is part of the measures taken to protect citizens who will
     take part in peaceful demonstrations at the third Summit of the Americas.
     -%SU: RLI,LAW
 
 SOURCE Surete du Quebec