2 face charges after US agents apprehend 6 border crossers

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) A man from Mexico and another from Guatemala are facing charges after border agents say they tried to smuggle five Romanians into the United States from Canada along a remote stretch of the Vermont-Quebec border.

Federal court documents filed Monday say U.S. Border Patrol agents were alerted Friday night that a group of people had been spotted entering the United States in Canaan, Vermont.

Agents found six people, a Mexican citizen and five Romanians, hiding. All admitted they entered the U.S. illegally.

The Mexican man told agents he had permission to live in Canada but had been asked to smuggle the Romanians into the United States.

Agents later arrested a Guatemalan who said he was to have been paid $1,000 to drive the Romanians to Rhode Island.

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