10 Canadians arrested on suspicion of heading to join Middle East militants

MONTREAL – Canadian police arrested 10 young people from Montreal suspected of wanting to leave the country to join militant Islamist groups in the Middle East, officials said on Wednesday. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the 10 were detained last weekend at Montreal’s international airport. No charges have been laid, and police declined to give details. “We have reason to believe that the young Montrealers wanted to travel abroad to join jihadist groups,” RCMP spokesman Constable Erique Gasse said. Police said the passports of all 10 people were confiscated. Four of the 10 were attending College de Maisonneuve, a Montreal college that came under scrutiny earlier this year when another four of its students disappeared from Quebec and are believed to have traveled to join Islamic State.

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