Meng Wanzhou evidence-gathering hearing continues in B.C. Supreme Court

The most senior Canada Border Services Agency officer on duty the day Meng was questioned and arrested says he would not have immediately executed the RCMP's arrest warrant for Meng because there were outstanding national security and criminal concerns.

The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER — An evidentiary hearing in the extradition case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou continues today in British Columbia Supreme Court.

A senior border officer involved in the examination of Meng at Vancouver's airport two years ago told the court Tuesday that he has never seen a customs and immigration exam deferred to allow for a quick arrest.

Supt. Sanjit Dhillon says he would not have authorized the immediate execution of the arrest warrant for Meng by the RCMP because there were outstanding national security and criminal concerns.

He was the most senior Canada Border Services Agency officer on duty in the airport's secondary screening section on Dec. 1, 2018, the day Meng was questioned and arrested.

Meng's lawyers are gathering evidence to support an argument they will make in February that Canadian officials unlawfully sought to gather evidence against her under the guise of a routine immigration exam.

Meng is wanted on charges of fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud in the United States based on allegations that she and Huawei deny.

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