Six Polish citizens charged with improper entry into U.S. from Canada
|CTVnews 01 Sep 2016 at 09:00|
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says its agents saw two men board a boat in Port Huron, Mich., on Aug. 26 and head across the St. Clair River towards Sarnia.
CBP spokesman Kris Grogan says the agents contacted the RCMP, who reported seeing at least four people board the same boat on the Canadian side of the river.
The boat then made its way back to Port Huron, where six individuals -- all Polish citizens -- were stopped by U.S. border agents.
Grogan says that when questioned, they admitted to being in the United States illegally.
He says Piotr Lisiecki, who was allegedly piloting the boat, faces one count of improper entry into the U.S. by an alien and one count of bringing in and harbouring aliens.
Mona Dolinska, Maria Hauf, Jan Hauf, Roman Kowalski, and Wanda Kowalska each face a charge of improper entry into the U.S. by an alien.