In 2409 Antos was implicated as a traitor to the Cardassian Union and believed to be planning to defect to the True Way. Protesting his innocence, Antos fled Cardassian space, and Surjan requested that he be the one to bring him in. Cornered over Bajor, Antos refused to surrender, but Surjan refused to fire and continued trying to talk him down. Their dispute was detected by Samua, a Starfleet Academy cadet repairing communications equipment in Hathon, and a starship was dispatched to intervene. Both guls agreed to beam to the responder's conference room to settle the matter.
Antos remarked that he was unsure of Surjan's motives in taking the assignment to pursue him: either Surjan didn't want to believe him guilty, or he took his former mentor's betrayal personally. However, in either case Surjan had little choice, as if Antos was found guilty it would have cast suspicion on Surjan as well if he did not pursue, given their past friendship.