Masked Passenger to stay in jail

December 9, 2010 § Leave a comment

Vancouver — The young Chinese Refugee claimant who boarded a plane to Canada disguised as an old man has been ordered to stay in detention because he is a flight risk if released, the Immigration and Refugee Board ruled. The man took an Air Canada flight to Vancouver from Hong Kong in October wearing an elaborate silicone mask of an elderly white male, which he donned during the flight to the alarm of some fellow passengers. Federal authorities are still trying to verify his identity. Jim Murray, a representative for the Canada Border Services Agency, told an Immigration and Refugee board hearing that while initial analysis of the man’s identification suggests it is authentic, further checks are required.


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