Don't let this guy into Canada....
This is not the type of immigrant we need...
He arrived at the Canadian border last month with plans to move to Canada permanently. But when guards at the Douglas crossing near Vancouver searched Khaled Nawaya's car, they found nearly a million dollars in Canadian mint gold coins and paper currency.
Mr. Nawaya's vehicle was full of security red flags. Border guards found a ring bearing the logo of Hezbollah, a Lebanon-based Islamist group viewed as a terrorist organization by Canada. They also uncovered 9/11 videos and a scarf depicting two former U.S. and Israeli leaders as monkeys. Mr. Nawaya, a Saudi Arabian-born Syrian citizen, is also a pilot and certified flight instructor with a degree in aeronautics. He was arrested on the spot on the night of Oct. 6.
Whether he is a threat to Canadian security or - as his lawyer suggests - a hapless would-be immigrant who believed he could bring nearly a million dollars across a border, hasn't been determined.
In the meantime, Mr. Nawaya, 35, who planned to become a flight instructor in British Columbia, is in a Vancouver-area detention centre.
His arrest touched off a flurry of activity. Canadian officials called embassies in Syria, London, and Dubai to check out the significance of the Hezbollah ring. According to transcripts from Mr. Nawaya's two detention hearings, border officials believe the money is from terrorist sources, and Mounties say they're investigating a "probable national-security nexus."