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RCMP members from E and K Divisions led by the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) are currently conducting a criminal code search warrant on a large rural property belonging to Wiebo Ludwig located near Hythe, Alberta to search for evidence relating to the Dawson Creek bombings. Investigators have a search warrent authorized for five days.
In a statement issued today by the RCMP, Supt. Lloyd Plante, Assistant Criminal Operations Officer for the RCMP’s National Security Program in British Columbia, says "We cannot say what we are looking for specifically, or what information led us to the location, but we have followed a trail of evidence that ultimately led to the execution of the search warrant."
RCMP Spokesperson Tim Shields says a man in his 50s or 60s was taken into custody around 8 a.m. this morning on the farm about 25 kilometres east of the B.C.-Alberta boundary.
About a dozen officers are now searching the property.
The $1,000,000 reward being offered by EnCana has not been claimed. Anyone with additional information is asked to call the dedicated tip line at 1-866-994-7473.
There have been six pipeline bombings in the Tomslake area since October 2008 targeting Calgary-based Encana.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.
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