Canadian in Alaska pipeline bomb plot deported

Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011

LOS ANGELES — U.S. authorities say a Canadian man convicted of plotting to blow up the Trans-Alaska Pipeline has been deported after being released from prison.

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement statement says 61-year-old Alfred Heinz Reumayr was flown from Los Angeles on Tuesday and turned over the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at Vancouver.

Prosecutors say Reumayr planned to buy oil futures and then blow up the pipeline in 2000 to drive up prices. A New Mexico explosives expert in on the plot became an informant, and Reumayr was arrested in Canada in 1999 and extradited to the U.S.

He pleaded guilty to a terrorism charge in Albuquerque in 2008 and was sentenced to 13 years in prison with credit for time served.

He was ordered deported after his release from the Lompoc, Calif., federal prison three months ago.

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