He was driving a cab, and had a significant amount of money on him. He had secured refugee status in Canada even after being arrested on terror charges in 1997 in the U.S. “Fleeing terror suspect arrested,” from Sun Media, with thanks to AS:
TORONTO – An alleged terrorist — with links to al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden — has been arrested in the GTA while trying to flee the country, Sun Media immigration sources say.
In one of the most significant terrorism arrests in Canada since 9/11, a man believed to be a captain of the Pakistani extremist organization Mujahedin-E-Lashkar-E-Tayyba, or LET, which is funded by Osama bin Laden and has direct ties to al-Qaida, was arrested March 16 by Canadian border service officers in Newmarket….
Ontario immigration sources say 40-year-old Raja Ghulam Mustafa, a Pakistani national who went by the last name Murtaza, was arrested outside his home with a packed suitcase and a significant amount of cash on him….
In 1997, Mustafa was arrested in the U.S. but was released on a peace bond after he filed a claim for refugee status.
During that time, officials said he fled to Canada under a phony name. He was eventually able to secure refugee status here.
Mustafa moved to Newmarket to live with his brother-in-law Syed Maqsood Aly, a fugitive wanted in the U.S. for drug trafficking and fraud, according to sources.