Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Two Canadian Employees of Cavalia Equestrian Show Jailed in China: Report

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Two Canadian Employees of Cavalia Equestrian Show Jailed in China: Report

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Cavalia employees jailed in China: report

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MONTREAL - Two Canadians detained in Beijing are receiving assistance from the federal government amid reports Friday that employees of the equestrian-themed show Cavalia had been arrested for alleged marijuana use.

"Consular services are being provided to two Canadians who were detained in Beijing, China, as well as to their families," Global Affairs Canada spokesperson Jocelyn Sweet wrote in an email.

"Consular officials are in contact with local authorities to gather additional information."

Radio-Canada reported two Quebecers were arrested at their Beijing hotel on July 14 and had been held in a Chinese jail since then.

Global Affairs did not confirm the details of the report nor the identity of the Canadians, citing privacy reasons.

A spokesman for Cavalia said Chinese officials had contacted the company to ask them to purchase plane tickets so some individuals could be repatriated. …

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