Montreal police on bicycles arrest fugitive on American 10 most wanted

Canada bike cops nab one of America's most wanted

Montreal police on bicycles arrest fugitive on American 10 most wanted

ICE had been offering a $25,000 reward for his capture.

Sychanta faces charges in Ontario and in the U.S. He appeared in court on August 24.

"Luckily, with the identification we were able to locate a man that was wanted for three years", said Montreal police spokesperson Const. Jean-Pierre Brabant.

At the police station in Montreal, officers noticed he was missing part of his right middle finger, one of his identifying marks.

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Sychanta has the dubious distinction of being one of the 10 most wanted on the Department of Homeland Security's exclusive list of criminals.

Sychanta is the suspected ringleader of a multinational drug-smuggling organization with ties in North America and Asia, CBC reports.

Katay-Khaophone Sychantha, 35, a Laos national living in Canada, was wanted both in the United States and in Ontario province for narcotics trafficking and related crimes.

Montreal police say Sychanta and a second man were suspected of possession drugs by two bicycle mounted patrolling officers on the bike path in Saint-Laurent.

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Sychantha was arraigned in a Montreal courthouse last Thursday, where he was charged with drug possession, trying to mislead a police officer, and carrying fake identification.

An ICE wanted page for Sychanta says: 'He has a history of violence and has allegedly made threats against HSI Special Agents and other law enforcement officials. The alleged drug trafficker wanted in six U.S. states was considered 'armed and risky'.

Synchanta has been a wanted man in America for years, originally indicted for "Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance" in MI, says the suspects wanted poster on the ICE website. Police said he will be handed over to the OPP to face charges in Ontario and may be subject to extradition to the U.S.

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