May 25, 2012
Senior CBSA Staffer retires
Reg Williams, a senior member of Canada’s Border Services Agency who led a drive to capture immigration fugitives and war criminals has retired due to alleged ticket purchasing irregularities.
On May 22 Reg Williams announced his retirement after 26 years of chasing deportees and others sought on immigration warrants. Williams’ sudden retirement has many of his police and border colleagues wondering since he was viewed as a “rising star” in the agency. He is credited with developing a Top 10 Most wanted program which has helped locate 25 fugitives, of which 18 have since been removed from Canada. Five of those sought were located abroad.
Williams’s departure follows a Toronto Sun story that revealed an investigation into agency airline tickets purchases, which alleged close to $ 1 millions in airline tickets had been sold to a Mississauga travel agency with family ties to an agency staffer. However, the CBSA has refused to elaborate on the exact nature of the “irregularities”.