Fugitive Back In Custody After 10 Months On The Run
In June 2014, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) charged now 29-year-old Pete William Cameron, of Surrey with multiple counts of drug and firearms-related offences as part of two investigations.
At the conclusion of the investigations, Pete Cameron fled the lower mainland and it was unknown where he was. Charges were laid in absentia and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
In late 2014, the CFSEU-BC received information that a person matching Cameron’s description may have been living in Medellin, Columbia. Investigators with the CFSEU-BC worked with the RCMP’s Liaison Officer in Columbia to confirm the information and locate Cameron with the goal of returning him to Canada. Cameron was never located and it appeared that the trail had run cold…until a few days ago.
Earlier this week the CFSEU-BC was contacted by the RCMP Liaison Officer in Mexico advising that Cameron was in Mexico, and that Mexican authorities were not going to allow him to remain there. The CFSEU-BC remained in communication with the RCMP Liaison Officer and it was determined that Cameron was departing from Puerto Vallarta yesterday, March 12th, and was due to arrive at YVR airport shortly after midnight this morning.
Cameron was escorted on the airplane back to Canada by Mexican police, was met at the airport and welcomed back to Canada by members of the CFSEU-BC’s Uniform Gang Enforcement Team, as well as members of the Richmond RCMP and CBSA officers. He was taken into custody by the CFSEU-BC’s Uniform Gang Enforcement Team members and transported to the Surrey RCMP’s cells to await a court appearance this morning.
“The tenaciousness and perseverance of our officers and our ability to collaborate with colleagues around the world demonstrates the lengths that we will go to so we can hold people accountable,” says the CFSEU-BC’s spokesperson Sergeant Lindsey Houghton. “The message to people is simple – even if you run we will eventually find you and catch you.”
The CFSEU-BC would like to thank the RCMP, the CBSA, and others who assisted in the location and return of Pete Cameron to Canada.
CFSEU-BC Media Relations Officer: Sergeant Lindsey Houghton
CFSEU-BC Communications Strategist: Geeta Reddy
Desk: (778) 290-2873
Cell: (604) 499-4199