Three men caught by Kamloops RCMP are among dozens who have been sent back to other provinces with the B.C. Fugitive Return Program.
Since September 2011, the program has sent 51 fugitives back to other provinces on warrants for offences such as assaulting a peace officer, sexual assault, fraud, drug trafficking and uttering threats.
Here are the three sent back from Kamloops:
* Wesley Alfred Martel to Banff for uttering threats, assault, theft, unlawfully at large and causing a disturbance.
* Robert Pattison to Calgary for assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
* Dwayne Pearase to Winnipeg for robbery and failure to comply with probation.
"The fugitive return program sends a clear message to those wanted on arrest warrants that they cannot simply skip town to avoid being arrested," said Insp. Mike Cumberworth in charge of the Vancouver Police general investigation section.
Candidates for the program need only have a warrant for their arrest — they don't have to be charged with a crime.