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Calgarian arrested for 'smuggling illegal immigrants' into Manitoba

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The seven immigrants were handed over to the agents of the Canada Border Services Agency at the Emerson office of entry. (Archive photo)


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Un 49-year-old man was arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for “smuggling illegal immigrants” into Manitoba.

On Saturday, January 27, at approximately 3:45 a.m., the United States Border Patrol alerted the Integrated Border Enforcement Team (IBET) of the RCMP that individuals, well dressed for winter, were walking along a railway line heading north towards the Canadian border near Emerson, explains a press release from the federal police released Tuesday.< /p>

Later, IBET officers conducted a traffic stop near Dominion City in southern Manitoba. They stopped a vehicle there, registered to a rental company, in which there was a driver and seven male passengers, the press release continued.

The men, aged 27 to 49, were all foreigners [from] the Republic of Chad.

The driver, originally from Calgary, was arrested for smuggling under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. He was taken into custody and appeared in court in Winnipeg on January 29.

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The seven foreign nationals were also arrested under the Customs Act and handed over to Canadian Border Services Agency immigration officers at the Emerson port of entry.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116