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Photos: Canada Police charge Michelle Omoruyi with human smuggling after she was intercepted with 9 refugees from West Africa near U.S. border

A 43-year-old woman, Michelle Omoruyi is facing charges of human smuggling in Regina, Saskatchewan, after she was intercepted on Friday night with nine foreigners from West Africa crossing the border into Canada from the United States. 

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police says Omoruyi who was driving a vehicle with the nine people in it after crossing north from the U.S. in an area between the North Portal and Northgate ports of entry, was arrested


She has been charged with one count of human smuggling under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, and one count of conspiracy to commit human smuggling after a four-month RCMP investigation into asylum seekers crossing into Saskatchewan.

The nine people weren't harmed, and were all taken into custody by the Canada Border Services Agency. The have since been released and are now claiming refugee status.

Human smuggling in the Saskatchewan region has been investigated since December. Just before Christmas, border agents flagged a man who had been frequently using the North Portal entry for more investigation, and brought in RCMP investigators.

On Friday, U.S. border agents noted that the same man had crossed the border into North Dakota, and alerted the Canadians. That night, RCMP were flagged that a smuggling attempt may be in the works.

By 9 p.m. CST, the RCMP pulled over Omoruyi as she was driving in an isolated area north of the border. The nine asylum seekers were in the vehicle, according to police.

The man involved in the investigation was arrested by U.S. police. He has not been charged. RCMP with the assistance of CBSA and Regina Police, executed a search warrant at the house on Truesdale Drive belonging to the suspect and a significant amount of cash was seized.
"A fair portion of his this currency was foreign currency" said RCMPP Inspector Donovan Fisher.
Omoruyi was subsequently charged and will make her first appearance at Estevan Provincial Court on May 15.

Source: CBC News

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

From USA to Canada? Really? Canada seems the real deal this days

Nnenne George said...

Her name sound yoruba tho but she looks white.. or is there something i am not understanding.

Anonymous said...

How is Omoruyi Yoruba? Google is ur friend

Anonymous said...

@Nnenne George. Omoruyi is a Benin name. It could be the woman married a Benin man

Anonymous said...

@Nnenne George. Omoruyi is a Benin name. It could be the woman married a Benin man

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Anonymous said...

Her name is edo origin.omoruyi meaning child is respect.

Anonymous said...

Her name is edo name.omoruyi(child is respect)may be she married Benin man

Anonymous said...

Omoruyi is a Benin , Edo name .

Anonymous said...

Yes. Your lack of ability to use your brain and think that omoruyi is possibly her married name. And shame on whomever posted this article for blurring out her husband who was Also charged with human trafficking.

God dey said...

You should understand white can marry dude so what not understanding pls wakeup

SIGNED MIMI FROM MIAMI said...

So its difficult to figure out that she married yoruba man. Ode

Anonymous said...

@ Nnenne Omoruyi is Edo, she is white and probably married to a Nigerian

Vivian Reginalds said...

hmm
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

The guy clean and handout towel in washroom at Habanos night club Regina, very quiet but that's why illegal shit no good just to get paper, he will suffer the punishment most.

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