U.S. bor­der pa­trol ar­rests two in hu­man smug­gling in­ves­ti­ga­tion

Truro Daily News - - CANADA -

Au­thor­i­ties in the United States say two Cana­dian cit­i­zens and one per­son from Nige­ria have been ap­pre­hended as part of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into hu­man smug­gling.

The United States Bor­der Pa­trol says agents picked up the three peo­ple last Fri­day be­tween the North Por­tal and North­gate cross­ings, the le­gal en­try points into Saskatchewan from North Dakota.

It was not im­me­di­ately clear whether the peo­ple are still in cus­tody or if charges have been laid.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion has al­ready led to the ar­rest and two charges against a Saskatchewan woman.

RCMP say the woman was stopped last Fri­day on the Cana­dian side of the bor­der, near the same cross­ing points in Saskatchewan, and nine peo­ple from West Africa were in her ve­hi­cle.

Moun­ties would not con­firm the ages, gen­der or na­tion­al­i­ties of the peo­ple from West Africa, but say they have all made refugee claims.

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