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The Mounties Get Their Man

American authorities were mildly astonished last week after getting a call from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The Mounties said they had nabbed Charles J. McVey II, 57, a businessman-fugitive on the U.S. Customs Service's ten-most-wanted list. The Canadian cops found him in Teslin, Yukon Territory, a hamlet 850 miles north of Vancouver. McVey was a target of Operation Exodus, an effort to stop sales of Western high-tech goods to the Eastern bloc.

McVey fled the U.S. in 1982, after being indicted for shipping sophisticated computers, satellite image-processing gear and other equipment ; to Moscow. He apparently decided to visit the...