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Nigerian Man and his Canadian Wife arrested by Border Officials over Human Trafficking

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Michelle and Victor Omoruyi arrested by Canadian & U.S Officials for Human Trafficking

Michelle and Victor Omoruyi | Photo Credit: Facebook

Michelle and Victor Omoruyi have been arrested by U.S. and Canadian immigration officials for alleged human trafficking, CBC News reports.

The arrests were made after a four-month joint investigation in the Saskatchewan region.

Officials had been investigating Victor as he was frequently crossing the Canada-U.S. border.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials had alerted their Canadian counterparts that a smuggling attempt may be in the works.

Victor was arrested after he crossed the Canada-U.S. border in North Dakota heading south at 1:30PM CST on Friday April 14.

Officials say he was arrested with two other people over immigration violations.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said no charges have been laid against those three people yet.

His wife, Michelle, 43 was pulled over at about 9PM as she was driving in an isolated area north of the border and was arrested after nine people (five adults and four children) from West Africa were found in her vehicle.

The nine persons are said to be asylum seekers and have since been released. Information on their ages and nationality were not released.

She has been charged with one count of human trafficking under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, and one count of conspiracy to commit human trafficking.

 

4 Comments

  1. Seriously

    April 21, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    I love the west. Rules and regulations is no joke. I’m sure this couple tried to help these people but when you live in country with laws, it is what it is

    • Shalewa

      April 22, 2017 at 1:39 am

      Which kain help? I am certain that they collected hefty sums for their so called help.

  2. Ottawa Queen

    April 22, 2017 at 12:02 am

    Na today? We have them a lot in Ottawa too. Some Nigerians keep on embarrassing us; if it’s not credit card fraud, it’s something else unlawful. I saw a haggard one the other day strolling along with a Canadian lady, I already know the end result. Hisss! Shame!!

    • Alberta tycoon ?

      April 22, 2017 at 1:15 am

      Don’t judge people that fast if you’ve not been in their shoes. That’s why there’s need for investigation!

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