A porn actor accused of slaying and dismembering a Chinese student in Montreal has been extradited from Germany to Canada in a case that has sent shock waves across the globe.
Luka Rocco Magnotta landed back in the country aboard a military jet in the custody of Montreal police and officers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, officials said on Monday.
"Our government's co-operation with the international community has led to this individual being swiftly returned to face justice," Canadian Attorney General Rob Nicholson said.
"It is important that Canadians can have confidence that those who are accused of serious crimes will face the full force of the law," he added.
The plane arrived in Montreal after a flight from Berlin.
Police believe 29-year-old Magnotta, dubbed the "Canadian psycho", used an ice pick to stab Lin Jun - a Chinese student at Montreal's Concordia University - sometime between May 24-25.
The suspect is thought to have then carved up the victim's body and filmed the act. A video that police believe shows the killing, dismemberment of the body and sexual interference with the corpse, was posted on the internet.
Police in Montreal were galvanised on May 29 when Lin's torso was discovered in a suitcase by the rubbish outside an apartment along a busy highway.
The victim's hand and a foot were sent, meanwhile, to federal Conservative and Liberal parties in Ottawa through Canada Post. And a severed foot and hand that belonged to Lin were delivered to two schools in Vancouver. Lin's head is still missing.
Magnotta initially fled Montreal for Paris in the aftermath of the killing, prompting Interpol to issue an international alert. He was arrested in a cyber cafe in Berlin on June 4, after being spotted reading about himself on the internet.
Officials say Toronto-born Magnotta will face charges of first degree murder, committing indignities to a body, publishing and mailing obscene material and criminally harassing Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other members of parliament.
An escort and occasional actor in the porn industry, Magnotta had been estranged from his Ontario family for years. An anonymous relative who had known Magnotta since childhood told the Peterborough Examiner, an Ontario newspaper, that Magnotta was "a ticking time bomb".