Terror suspect ordered deported in 1998, arrested in 2004, but released

TORONTO — A Toronto man accused of conspiring to bomb a Via train was ordered deported in 1998 and arrested on that order in 2004 but released two days later, QMI Agency has learned.

Raed Jaser was taken into custody on Aug. 23, 2004, and was working illegally and using numerous aliases, an Immigration and Refugee Board detention hearing was told.

Jaser was denied refugee status twice and ordered deported after the second failed attempt in 1998.