Canadian held in U.S. faces human smuggling charges
A university student from Toronto is being held in the U.S. on charges of human smuggling. The RCMP in Sault Ste. Marie say Kreshnik Zeneli allegedly tried to smuggle two men from Albania in November and a woman from Greece last Sunday. The 24-year-old is waiting a grand jury in Marquette, Mich. Police say they crossed the St. Mary's River, which runs between Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., in a small, rubber watercraft.
Amateurs. Should've crossed the St. Lawrence instead.
RCMP Const. Al Montgomery said Zeneli and the woman were picked up by the U.S. Border Patrol on March 5. The men were captured after they crossed in November. The three are being held in the United States. Montgomery said it's believed Zeneli charged a fee to transport the people, but the constable was not sure what the price was. "We're trying to make the connection between the fact that he's a student, and the fact that these people from different countries are crossing the border into the United States," Montgomery told the Sault Star. Zeneli is a student at Algoma University College. He is charged with two counts each of human smuggling and conspiracy. More charges are expected. Montgomery said police are trying to figure out if Zeneli was working with other people.
See what happens when you increase tuition by 5%? Students get desperate.
Posted by: Rafael 2006-03-13