Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Truckers Face Charges after Allegedly Trying to Bring 11 People over Border

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Truckers Face Charges after Allegedly Trying to Bring 11 People over Border

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Truckers charged with trying to smuggle people over border

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WINDSOR, Ont. - Two truck drivers from Quebec are facing multiple charges after allegedly trying to smuggle 11 people over the United States border into Canada.

The Canada Border Services Agency says the truckers were stopped at the Ambassador Bridge crossing into Ontario while carrying a load of produce last month.

The agency says the men aroused suspicion after failing to declare anything other than the produce shipment despite being away for a week.

It says agents searched the truck and found 11 foreign nationals from an unspecified country hidden in the sleeper area of the vehicle. The agency declined to provide details on their country of origin, only saying they were returned to the U. …

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