Two men facing charges for human smuggling
CORNWALL — The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) arrested two Ontario men for aiding and abetting the illegal movement of people into Canada as a result of a Cornwall Regional Task Force (CRTF) interception.
Michael Streete, 50, of Pickering, and Emmanuel Omoghan, 46, of Brampton, were both charged by the CBSA on Feb. 2 with aiding and abetting the illegal movement of people into Canada. In addition, Omoghan has been charged with possession and use of a fraudulent passport as well as obstruction.
On Feb. 1 at approximately 11 p.m., the CRTF arrested Streete and Omoghan along with four foreign nationals after officers observed the two men disembarking four individuals from a boat docked at the Cornwall Harbour, and watched all six people as they boarded a car parked next to the water.
Streete was released on $10,000 bail Tuesday with terms and conditions to report to the CBSA. Omoghan remains in custody. He has a bail hearing on Feb. 17.
The investigation continues and additional charges may follow.
The CRTF is an integrated unit comprised of members from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Ontario Provincial Police, the Cornwall Community Police Service, the Canada Border Services Agency, and the Ontario Ministry of Revenue.
Anyone with information regarding this case or any suspicious immigration or border activity is encouraged to call the CBSA Border Watch Toll-free line at 1-888-502-9060.
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