CBSA officer claims Meng Wanzhou was flagged for ‘national security’ concerns ahead of arrival | CBC News
A Canada Border Services Agency officer involved in questioning Meng Wanzhou says a supervisor told him the Huawei executive had been flagged by the agency’s national targeting centre for national security reasons ahead of her arrest in Vancouver in December 2018.
Testifying in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver Wednesday, border services officer Scott Kirkland didn’t elaborate on the exact reasons the chief financial officer had been singled out, but said his own open-source searches led him to believe she might be suspected of espionage.
“Is she working for a company, a firm that’s involved in espionage against Canada or another country?” Kirkland said.
The CBSA officer said he saw from news articles that Australia and New Zealand had already banned Huawei equipment at the time…