PA man accused of picking up border-crossers In St. Lawrence County

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Updated: May. 24, 2019 at 10:27 AM EDT
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WWNY) - A Philadelphia, Pennsylvania man was charged in a federal court in Syracuse with transporting two people who were in the United States illegally.

Federal authorities say 30 year old Jaswinder Singh was paid $2,200 for allegedly transporting the people from near the Canadian border in St. Lawrence County.

A Border Patrol agent stopped Singh's vehicle after a Border Patrol helicopter spotted people entering it after they crossed the St. Lawrence River from Canada.

Singh faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine up to $250,000.

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