Smuggler Due In Court

A Windsor man accused of smuggling foreigners from Canada into the U.S. is to appear today in a Detroit courtroom.

53-year-old Juan Antonio Garcia-Jimenez was allegedly paid thousands of dollars to help at least five people use the rail tunnel running between Windsor and Detroit.

The U-S Attorney's Office says Garcia-Jimenez -- who is from Guatemala and lives in Windsor -- was arrested by American border patrol agents and faces multiple charges related to smuggling aliens.

The complaint said all five people who were allegedly smuggled were farm workers in Leamington.

 

With files from the Canadian Press