RCMP Charge Toronto Man Who Tried to Join ISIS

RCMP Charge Toronto Man Who Tried to Join ISIS

The RCMP have arrested and charged a Toronto man for allegedly leaving the country to join ISIS. 

Pamir Hakimzadah, 27, was taken into custody as part of a national criminal investigation, Project Sachet, which began in January 2016.

According to the RCMP, Hakimzadah allegedly travelled to Turkey in the fall of 2014 with the intention of joining the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria group and participating in terrorist activity. 

He was returned to Canada after being detained by Turkish authorities. 

Hakimzadah is expected to appear in court Thursday.

The RCMP said it worked with the Toronto Police Service on the investigation.

The federal police force says there was no risk to public safety but is asking citizens to "remain vigilant" and report any information they may have on terrorism or suspicious activity to its National Security Information Network at 1-800-420-5805.

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