Statement from the RCMP on the Wiebo Ludwig case:
Hythe, Alberta: The RCMP has concluded the search of the large rural property located north west of Hythe, Alberta at 14:30 hours (Pacific Time) on Monday January 11th. As a result of the search, a variety of items were seized which will be submitted for forensic assessment to determine their evidentiary value.
Investigators will continue to have discussions with B.C. Crown Counsel, who are responsible for the charge approval process for this investigation.
"The families and residents at the farm were very accommodating and cooperative during this process and we appreciate their understanding", says Superintendent Lloyde Plante, Assistant Criminal Operations Officer for the RCMP's National Security Program in British Columbia. "From a policing perspective, this search was conducted without incident largely because of the full cooperation demonstrated by the residents."
This investigation is still very active and we thank the Tomslake, Dawson Creek and Hythe area residents for their patience and understanding during the past 15 months of this extensive investigation. Investigators recognize the undue pressure, stress and fear that has resulted from the bombings. Investigators from the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) remain committed to diligently pursuing a timely resolution to this series of crimes and providing the highest possible level of public safety.