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A Regina woman is facing charges after an investigation into human smuggling. On Friday, RCMP stopped nine foreign nationals on the Canadian border between the North Portal, N.D., and Northgate ports of entry.

Police arrested Michelle Omoruyi, 43, who was driving a vehicle with the nine people in it.

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

The nine people weren't harmed, and were all taken into custody by the Canada Border Services Agency. They have since been released.

All of the asylum seekers are from West Africa, and all are now claiming refugee status in Canada. No other information, including nationality, gender or age was released.



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