Police find guns, 500 rounds of ammo, Kevlar vest in Halifax townhouse
A Halifax man allegedly threatened to harm a border services officer and throw him in a Dumpster if the officer didn’t return over $15,000 seized from the man’s wife, police allege in search warrant documents.
According to the documents filed at Halifax provincial court in a threats and intimidation case against Samir Dib Elias, Canada Border Services Agency officer Todd Houston believed the money should be seized as “proceeds of crime to support terrorism,” and his supervisor concurred.
None of the allegations contained in the search warrant have been tested in court and no terrorism-related charges have been laid against Elias or his wife.
A day after Houston seized the money from Elias’s wife, Jassika Sassine, at Halifax Stanfield International Airport upon her return from Lebanon on Sept. 13, Elias allegedly began repeatedly calling the agency, demanding information about Houston.