Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Four Men Found in Shipping Container in Montreal Released from Detention

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Four Men Found in Shipping Container in Montreal Released from Detention

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Shipping container stowaways released

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MONTREAL - Four men found in a shipping container at the Port of Montreal were granted release from detention on Friday as they await their refugee claim hearings.

Canada Border Service Agency agents in Montreal found the four men from Georgia as they searched a container in the port on July 20.

A security guard doing rounds at about 7 a.m. heard the men calling for help and saw a small white flag waving from a hole in the container, according to documents presented at the hearing.

The men, aged between 30 and 40, were suffering from dehydration and authorities said they'd been in the container for some time.

There is a publication ban on their identities and their reasons for coming to Canada.

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada member Francois Milo said the men have valid passports and no criminal records at a detention review hearing. …

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