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Indian Charged With Transporting Illegal Immigrants

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New YorK: An Indian has been charged with allegedly transporting illegal immigrants who crossed from Canada to the US, according to officials. Jawant Singh, 30, who was caught by a Border Patrol agent with the help of a Customs and Border Protection Agency helicopter, was accused in a federal court in Syracuse, New York, of transporting two illegal immigrants for $2,200, federal prosecutor Grant Jaquith announced on Thursday. The helicopter spotted several people crossing the St Lawrence River into the US and entering a vehicle, according to court documents. The border agent then stopped the vehicle and Singh was arrested. (IANS)

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