According to the media reports, a family including a child and a baby are theorized to be of Indian origin has died on their exposure to cold weather on the Canadian side of the border. It is rumored that the family was trapped in the human smuggling operation. Jane MacLatchy, the commissioner of the Manitoba Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has bursted the news in a conference on Thursday.
“It is an absolute tragedy that the Indian Nationals of four members have died on their vulnerability to bitterly cold winds of the Canadian-US border”.
The family was in a midst of danger. They were confined to the unbarren fields, large snowdrifts, and dreadful darkness of the surroundings. They were cornered within 9-12 meters of the borders engulfed within the chilly winds and cold weather of Canada. Thorough investigations include identifying the victims; however, the initial survey amounts that the party froze to death. The US Customs and Border Protection reported one of the people crossing the borders was carrying items for an infant.
The place was scoured and an exhaustive search took place. The man, woman, and an infant were found. The body of a boy was found shortly afterward. Investigation suggests that the 47-year-old Steve Shand of Florida has been acquitted of smuggling the family. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota issued that Shand was involved in the safe passage of undocumented foreign nationals from India. Officers unearthed cases of plastic cups, bottled water, bottled juice, and sweets inside the van. Officers came across another group of five Indian nationals walking as they were returning the trio to the border patrol station in North Dakota. They claimed to have walked throughout the border and anticipated being picked up. According to the report, the group guesstimated they had already been walking for more than 11 hours. One person in the group was carrying a bag that he said he was holding for a family of four they had become isolated from, and it stored children's items such as clothes, a diaper, and a toy.
According to the US Attorney's Office, the skeletons have been identified as those of a family of four. The RCMP stated that it is colluding with US Customs and Border Protection and also the US Department of Homeland Security.The Canada Border Services Agency said in a statement that it is also collaborating with law enforcement agencies, as well as its Western neighbors, on the investigation.
"We are shocked and horrified by the horrific events of four people seeking entry the Canada-US border near Emerson, Manitoba," said the Minister of Public Safety's office in a statement. We had sent our sincere sympathies to their family members, and our feelings are with them in this difficult time."
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