From Canada's most wanted list: $50,000 reward for Surrey kidnapping suspect on the run

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      A national crime awareness program is teaming up with RCMP in Metro Vancouver to track down one of Canada’s most wanted suspects—and is offering a hefty reward.

      Today (March 10), Surrey RCMP announced its collaboration with the Bolo Progam in a national search for 22-year-old Meaz Nour-Eldin (also known as “Streets”).

      Nour-Eldin is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for kidnapping.

      The charges are related to an investigation that began in 2019.

      Around 7:30 a.m. on July 4, 2019, Surrey RCMP received a report about an adult male victim who had been allegedly kidnapped from Surrey.

      According to the Bolo Program, the victim was assaulted and held by several suspects while ransom was demanded for his release.

      Police located the victim on July 5, and he was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

      During the investigation, police identified four suspects who were charged on July 25, 2019, with kidnapping, unlawful confinement, aggravated assault, robbery, and firearm offences.

      Two of the suspects were initially arrested and a third, Nathan Barthlette, was arrested on September 3, 2019, when he tried to re-enter Canada at the Pacific Highway Border Crossing.

      However, Nour-Eldin remained at large.

      Nathan Barthlette (left) was arrested on September 3, 2019, but Meaz Nour-Eldin remains at large.
      Surrey RCMP

      Provincial warrants were also issued for Nour-Eldin in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario related to drug trafficking, human trafficking, and sexual assault.

      He is wanted by the London Police Service in Ontario in a separate case involving several charges, including assault, human trafficking, and obtaining sexual services for consideration.

      Meaz Nour-Eldin
      Bolo Program

      Nour-Eldin's birthdate is June 20, 1997, and he has Sudanese and Canadian citizenship.

      He is described as a black male who is 185 centimetres (six-feet, one-inch) tall and weighs 82 kilograms (181 pounds) with a thin build. He has short black hair in braids, crooked teeth, and a small face.

      In addition, he has tattoos on his left hand, left wrist, and upper torso.

      He is believed to travel between B.C. and Eastern Canada often by car, bus, and train.

      In 2019, he had been seen in Surrey, B.C.; London, Ontario; and Montreal, Quebec.

      In a news release, Surrey RCMP Insp. Cliff Chastellaine addressed Nour-Eldin and added that anyone who assists Nour-Eldin in avoiding apprehension may be considered an accessory after the fact.

      “This is a message for Meaz Nour-Eldin: there’s nowhere to go and we will apprehend you sooner or later. So just do the right thing: call a lawyer, and turn yourself in,” Insp. Chastellaine stated. “To the relatives, friends and associates of Nour-Eldin, I want to remind that you may face charges for accessory after the fact if you assist Nour-Eldin in evading arrest.”

      Surrey RCMP clarified that they are not searching for witnesses or individuals to testify as the case is ready for trial.

      As he may be armed and dangerous, anyone who sees Nour-Eldin is asked to call 911 immediately.

      Police investigators can be reached at 604-599-0502 or, to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. (To call Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers from Quebec, please dial 1-855-448-8477.

      Anyone who provides information that leads to his arrest is eligible for a reward of up to $50,000 from the Bolo Program, with an additional $5,000 from Crime Stoppers. The reward is available until September 10.

      Meaz Nour-Eldin
      Bolo Program