Ottawa traffic stop part of RCMP national security Muslim terror probe

A chaotic Ottawa police traffic stop on Bank Street in which a plainclothes Ontario Provincial Police officer fired a single shot at a man was part of an RCMP national security investigation, the Citizen has learned.

The RCMP’s Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) has been monitoring south Ottawa resident Luqman Abdunnur, 39, with the assistance of the OPP’s surveillance unit.

INSET officers have as their mandate to track and disrupt criminal behaviour of known terrorist groups or people who pose a threat to national security.

In January 2012, a man with the name Abdunnur H-Luqman was fourth on a list of people who owed the city the most money for traffic violations and provincial offences. He owed a whopping $73,904.62 in fines.

Abdunnur was previously charged with obstructing a police officer in February 2010 and with common assault in April that year. Both charges were withdrawn.

Abdunnur appears to have run what was described as “Your Muslim moving company” in a Muslim business directory in July 2013. The business, Luqrative Moves, was based in Ottawa but also took jobs between Toronto and Montreal. Both cellphone numbers listed on the directory are no longer in service and the listed website is no longer online.

h/t MG