TORONTO — The Canada Border Services Agency said Tuesday it was taking steps to deport an Australian private security contractor with ties to the family of late Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.
The CBSA said it had prepared a report alleging that Gary Peters was complicit in war crimes and people smuggling. As a result, a hearing will be held and if the allegations are upheld, Mr. Peters will be ordered deported.
The agency would not disclose details of the war crimes or people smuggling allegations but Mr. Peters has told reporters he helped members of the Gaddafi family escape Libya during the final weeks of last year’s revolution.
Mr. Peters, 49, is the president of Can/Aust Security and Investigations International Inc., in Cambridge, Ont. Although he has lived in Canada for a decade he is not a citizen. CBSA said it began investigating Mr. Peters last November.
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