Harjot Singh Samra back in custody

HARJOT Singh Samra, who was wanted Canada-wide after failing to report to his halfway house last week, was re-arrested on Wednesday.

He remains in custody awaiting his next court appearance.

Last week on Friday, Vancouver Police announced that once Samra was released from prison on Thursday, August 10 he did not report to his half-way house. VPD officers spotted him driving a vehicle near Cambie Street and Marine Drive at around 6 p.m. on August 10.  They attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but Samra drove away at a high rate of speed. Vancouver Police said that investigators were recommending several new charges of dangerous driving against him.

Samra is a federal offender, charged for numerous drug and weapons offences.