The CBSA executed search warrants at the economic development office and a Whitehorse residence on March 12. (Black Press file)

CBSA searches economic development office, Whitehorse home

Properties searched March 12 as part of an ongoing investigation, the details of which are unclear.

The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) executed search warrants at the workplace and home of a Whitehorse resident March 12 as part of an ongoing investigation, a spokesperson for the federal body confirmed.

The workplace was the office of the Department of Economic Development in Whitehorse.

In an email March 13, CBSA spokesperson Ben Letts wrote that the searches were part of an ongoing investigation against the person as well as two other people who live in the Lower Mainland area of British Columbia.

Letts wrote that the agency “conducts enforcement actions when it is believed that a contravention of the Customs Act or the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act has occurred” but would not release any other details — including whether the Whitehorse resident was in custody, or what alleged contraventions occurred — as the investigation is ongoing.

Yukon justice minister Tracy-Anne McPhee confirmed in the legislative assembly the afternoon of March 13 that the CBSA executed search warrants at the economic development office but said she was not privy to the nature or subject of the investigation.

Contact Jackie Hong at jackie.hong@yukon-news.com

crimeYukon government

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Yukon River Chinook run not as disastrous as feared, but still small

This year’s Yukon River Chinook salmon run isn’t as disastrous as originally… Continue reading

New contract approved for landfill management

Norcope Construction Group will be responsible for “daily operations” at the landfill

Recount planned following Carcross/Tagish First Nation’s close election for chief

Lynda Dickson received 109 votes, with runner up Danny Cresswell just five votes behind

Yukon government releases community safety plan for Whitehorse Emergency Shelter

The government is now reviewing the plan and working on creating an implementation group

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for July 3, 2020

Today’s mailbox: COVID reopening

Letter to the editor published July 3

Vuntut Gwitchin councillor submits resignation

Vuntut Gwitchin councillor Cheryl Charlie has submitted her resignation, leaving Chief Dana… Continue reading

City hall, briefly

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council this week

Ancient lake bed sediments, unusual plants are markers of the Takhini salt flats

It’s one of the Yukon’s best open geological secrets, a well-known but… Continue reading

Yukon University hires director of finance

Yukon University announced in a press release on June 29 that Sheila… Continue reading

Diamond Tooth Gerties to reopen

The Klondike Visitors Association (KVA) announced in a press release on June… Continue reading

Newly-elected Liard First Nation chief accuses YG of interfering with election

Stephen Charlie says YG’s announcement days before election endorsed previous chief

Most Read