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Wanted man returned to Manitoba

Local Mounties have sent a wanted man back to Manitoba after a routine traffic stop in Langley.

On Friday, March 4, Langley RCMP encountered Christopher Shane Watt during a traffic stop. Further inquiries revealed that Watt had outstanding warrants from Manitoba for criminal negligence causing death, criminal negligence causing bodily harm, impaired driving causing death, impaired driving causing bodily harm and several other charges. Watt was also wanted for fraud over $5,000. His alleged offences date back to 2011 and 2012.

Langley RCMP and the B.C. Fugitive Return Program liaised and on March 14, Watt was arrested by Langley RCMP. On March 20, he was transported back to Winnipeg to be held accountable for these warrants. The escort was carried out by B.C. Sheriff Services, a key partner of the BCFRP.

Fugitive Return Program has returned 59 wanted people since it began in 2011.

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