Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Woman Charged for Aiding Illegal Entries at Popular Quebec-U.S. Crossing

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Woman Charged for Aiding Illegal Entries at Popular Quebec-U.S. Crossing

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Woman charged in Roxham Road crossings

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MONTREAL - Canada's border protection agency has charged a woman in connection with organizing illegal entries into Canada through a popular rural crossing in southern Quebec.

A charge was laid against Olayinka Celestina Opaleye Wednesday at the courthouse in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, south of Montreal.

She is charged under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for facilitating the entry of asylum seekers into Canada through Roxham Road in exchange for compensation. The charges were laid following an investigation carried out by Canada Border Services Agency.

The agency alleges that in the summer of 2017, Opaleye arranged for the entry of "several individuals" into Canada, acting as part of a network of smugglers who organized their travel. …

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