Man Jailed After Crossing into Canada Illegally on Foot

A failed refugee claimant from Hungary has been sentenced to six months in jail after crossing the Canadian border on foot.

Attila Tamas Juhasz, 35, pled guilty on January 5 in Winnipeg court for the incident, which happened near the port of South Junction.

The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) says Juhasz was arrested October 7, 2011 — one day after entering the country — while travelling by car in Manitoba. He admitted crossing the border to meet up with another individual on the Canadian side. Juhasz has been removed or denied entry on numerous occasions for returning to Canada without authorization.

“Our laws are clear that everyone must present themselves at designated ports of entry for entry into Canada,” said CBSA spokesperson Lisa White. “Failure to do so may result in prosecution.”

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