Ottawa (AFP) – Canadian federal police on Tuesday raided homes in the Montreal area of would-be jihadists who had been detained for allegedly seeking to join a militant group.
Searches linked to 10 suspects were conducted around the city, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Constable Erique Gasse told AFP.
He declined to offer details of the RCMP’s “ongoing investigation.”
But local television showed officers hauling boxes out of the home of one of the suspects in the Montreal suburb of St Leonard.
The 10 would-be jihadists targeted in the raids had been arrested on the weekend of May 16 at Montreal airport as they waited to board a flight to Turkey, a popular crossing point into neighboring Syria.