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11 foreign nationals found in truck at Ambassador Bridge

Ambassador Bridge over the Detroit River. (WDIV)
Ambassador Bridge over the Detroit River. (WDIV)

DETROIT, Mich. – The CBSA announced today that two Quebec commercial truck drivers were charged, under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, after 11 foreign nationals were found inside their truck on Sept. 21.

Paul Ngoue-Ngamelue and Henadez Makie Mbeh were entering Canada with a load of produce when they were referred to secondary to verify their declaration. It was during this examination, that border service officers said they discovered 11 foreign nationals hiding behind a curtain in the sleep area of the truck. The foreign nationals were refused entry and returned to the United States, border service officials said. 

The drivers have 23 charges against them, including 11 counts of counseling, 11 counts of misrepresentation and withholding material facts and one count of impeding an officer. They are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Windsor on Oct. 23.