California fugitives arrested in Greater Victoria

Dustin Ilar and Daniel Mota arrested March 2 after U.S. fugitive search team contacts VicPD

  • Mar. 7, 2013 10:00 a.m.

Two California fugitives were arrested by VicPD this week and handed over to the Canadian Border Service Agency for likely deportation.

Dustin Ilar and Daniel Mota were arrested March 2 after the California Fugitive Apprehension Team contacted VicPD on a tip the wanted felons were living in Esquimalt.

Ilar was arrested at an apartment in the 400-block of Lampson St., while Mota was arrested in the 2900-block of Jutland Rd.

On a Sacramento, Cali. fugitive website, Ilar is listed as a wanted felon for parole violation and has previous convictions for firearms possession.

The two men had entered Canada illegally and will now face a deportation hearing, said Const. Mike Russell.

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