A U.S. man has been charged after hiding in the back of a vehicle trying to cross into Canada.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) says the incident happened June 13 at the Sprague, Manitoba border crossing.
Barry Roger Holmes has been charged with failing to appear for examination, and wilful evasion of compliance pursuant to the Customs Act.
“This case demonstrates the critical role CBSA officers have in protecting our borders by keeping inadmissible people from entering Canada. I’m very proud of the work completed at the border by our Sprague officers and also the casework so far by our Criminal Investigations section that will come to fruition in the court of law,” said Kim R. Scoville, regional director general for the Prairie Region, CBSA.
The driver is also under investigation.