Police nab alleged kidnapping suspect near Canada-US border

Sep 9 2019, 4:48 pm

The Surrey RCMP have arrested one of the two suspects wanted for an alleged kidnapping that took place earlier this summer.

Last month, the RCMP notified the public of two individuals both wanted on Canada-wide warrants.

Meaz Nour-Eldin and Nathan Barthlette were both wanted on charges of Kidnapping, Unlawful Confinement, Aggravated Assault, Use of a firearm during the commission of an offence, and robbery and firearm offences.

According to a police report, the charges stem from an ongoing Surrey RCMP investigation involving a targeted kidnapping and assault.

Barthlette, 21, is described as a Caucasian male standing at 5’7″, 121 lbs, with blue eyes and black hair.

Nour-Eldin, 22, is described as a Somalian male standing at 6’1″ and 181 lbs, with brown eyes and black hair.


Meaz Nour-Eldin, left, and Nathan Barthlette (right) (Surrey RCMP)

Police now say that Barthlette was arrested by the Canada Border Services Agency while he was attempting to re-renter Canada at the Pacific Highway Border Crossing.

Nour-Eldin is still at large, however, he’s believed to be in the Montreal area.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Nour-Eldin is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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