Cornwall, Ontario, February 16, 2012 — The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has arrested two Ontario men for aiding and abetting the illegal movement of people into Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA)as a result of a Cornwall Regional Task Force (CRTF) interception.
Michael Streete, 50, of Pickering, Ontario and Emmanuel Omoghan, 46, of Brampton, Ontario, were both charged by the CBSA on February 2, 2012, with aiding and abetting the illegal movement of people into Canada under section 131 of IRPA. In addition, Omoghan has been charged with possession and use of a fraudulent passport as well as obstruction under sections 122 (1)(a) and 129(1)(d) ofIRPA.
On February 1, 2012, at approximately 11:00 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 Wharf, and watched all six people as they boarded a car parked next to the water.
Streete was released on $10,000 bail on February 14, 2012, with terms and conditions to report to the CBSA. Omoghan remains in custody. He has a bail hearing on February 17, 2012.
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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