Four arrested in human smuggling through Cornwall

The Cornwall customs facility, south of the intersection of Water Street and Brookdale Avenue, in September 2014. (Photo/Federal Bridge Corp.)

CORNWALL – Four people have been arrested for attempting to smuggle illegal aliens into Canada.

The Canada Border Services Agency released details today (Tuesday) about the arrests on Feb. 11, 2016.

Cornwall border officers received information from their American counterparts about three suspicious-acting foreign nationals in Massena, N.Y.

The CBSA, with the help of Akwesasne police, were able to arrest the three illegals as well as a resident of Cornwall.

The Cornwall resident was charged under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act with aiding and abetting the illegal movement of people into Canada.

The three illegal aliens were arrested for entering Canada without examination.

They received a detention review and admissibility hearings on Feb. 14 and Feb. 15, 2016.

CBSA spokesman Chris Kealey told Cornwall Newswatch the three suspects are still in detention as of today.

Their country of origin is not being disclosed.

Kealey added that the CBSA had been asked by some of their law enforcement agency partners not to disclose the identity of the Cornwall suspect.

However, that will be revealed when he appears in a Cornwall court Mar. 15, 2016.

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