Woman charged in human smuggling network at Roxham Road
The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) laid charges today against a woman for human smuggling into Canada.
Olayinka Celestina Opaleye is being charged for “organizing illegal entry into Canada, via Roxham Road in Montérégie, Quebec” under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
#Breaking the CBSA has has charged Olayinka Celestina Opaleye with organizing illegal entries into Canada at Roxham Road in Quebec offering crossings of asylum seekers for money. #cdnpoli #immigration— Mercedes Stephenson (@MercedesGlobal) January 23, 2019
According to border authorities, Opaleye was getting compensated for organizing illegal entry into Canada.
The CBSA conducted an investigation that concluded that several individuals were smuggled into Canada with Oapleye’s help.
Authorities believe that Opaleye “was operating as part of a network of smugglers who organized travel for these people in exchange for compensation.”
Roxham Road is one of the main avenues for illegal entry into Canada.
Current numbers show that nearly 20,000 people are annually flowing into the country illegally.