Twins accused of terrorism-related offences crossed paths with suspected jihadist

Long before their names were linked by a terrorism probe, twin brothers Ashton and Carlos Larmond shared a connection with suspected homegrown jihadist John Maguire.

Their paths crossed in the town of Kemptville, where Maguire was raised, and where the Larmonds lived for a short time between 2001 and 2003.

It remains unclear whether the twins maintained contact with Maguire, or whether they reconnected during recent years in Ottawa, where all three converted to Islam around a similar time frame.

The Larmond twins were arrested Jan. 9 when Carlos Larmond showed up at Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport, where the RCMP allege he was leaving the country to take part in terrorist activity.