American tries to bring Mexicans into country
A28year-old American born in Colombia, Gustavo Callejas, pleaded guilty last week to a charge of helping someone to illegally cross the Canadian border via an unsupervised road. His lawyer, Thomas Walsh, had discussed the matter over with the federal attorney, Myriam Lachance, and they both came to the conclusion that, considering the few days he had already spent detained, a 30 day sentence was appropriate. Judge Serge Boisvert agreed to the suggestion. When Callejas took his place in the box with his two guards, he rapidly made three signs of the cross, touching his forehead, his chest, his left and right shoulder. His fellow countryman who was riding in the front seat with him when arrested by the Magog police, Jonathan Gonzalez Ruiz, got away with a one day detention, as suggested by his young lawyer, Caroline St-André.
Callejas told an immigration officer that the two Mexicans, who were riding in the back seat of his car when arrested in Magog at 4h30 in the morning, were supposed to pay him $3,000 for bringing them into Canada. He was only given $2,000. The two Mexican men have asked for their refugee status and are waiting for an approval or a disapproval. After coming across a little over a week ago, Callejas stopped at the MacDonald’s in Magog to get information as to whethre there was a bus that went from Magog to Toronto. A local customer, who heard the conversation, immediately notified the Magog police. Callejas and his three passengers were intercepted on Archevêque Street in Magog and the rest is now history.