Two commercial truck drivers were just denied entry at the Canadian border because 11 people were found inside the truck attempting to be smuggled out of the United States.
A driver and a co-driver, both residents of Quebec, were returning to Canada after a trip to the US on September 21st. They were hauling a load of produce across the Ambassador Bridge when they ran into trouble with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
CBSA told Windsor News that the men told officers that they were only away one week and that they did not have anything to declare other than the commercial produce shipment.
During the inspection of the truck, it did not take long to discover the 11 people hiding behind a curtain in the sleeper berth area.
The 11 being smuggled were denied entry across the border, and the 2 truck drivers were arrested.
Both drivers, Paul Ngoue-Ngameleu, 42, and Henadez Makia Mbeh, 50, were charged by the CBSA under IRPA with 23 charges each including 11 counts of counseling, 11 counts of misrepresentation and withholding material facts; and one count of impeding an officer.
Both drivers have since been released on bail and are set to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Windsor on the 23rd.
The eleven foreign nationals were refused entry into Canada and were returned to the U.S.