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John Nuttall and Amanda Korody are shown in a still image taken from RCMP undercover video.The Canadian Press

The head of an RCMP team tasked with investigating a possible terror suspect told a B.C. Supreme Court trial that he had concerns about entrapment and abuse of process near the start of a police sting.

Emails read in court show Sgt. Bill Kalkat asked undercover officers working on the case how they planned to avoid the potential legal issues months before John Nuttall and Amanda Korody were arrested for their plot to blow up the B.C. legislature in 2013.

Nuttall and Korody were found guilty of terrorism charges last June, but the convictions have not been entered while defence lawyers argue police entrapped them in an elaborate undercover sting.

Kalkat told the hearing that he's always concerned about entrapment and abuse of process when investigating cases where a crime has not yet been committed.

The senior officer also testified that he faced some challenges with the undercover team, including working with officers who were less experienced than he had requested.

Kalkat testified he asked for officers who were knowledgeable about Islam and had experience with national security investigations because he knew the case would be unique and complex.