DERBY LINE, Vt. – The U.S. Border Patrol says agents apprehended a group of 16 people from Mexico and two countries in Central America after some of them illegally entered the United States from Canada.
A federal criminal complaint filed Tuesday says a Honduran citizen was charged with immigrant smuggling and two Mexican citizens were charged with being in the United States after having been previously deported.
The three men and 13 others from Mexico and Guatemala, including a 4-year-old, were apprehended early Sunday at a hotel in the Vermont town of Derby Line, not far from the Canadian border.
Agents began monitoring the area near the Quebec border Saturday evening after they followed a minivan from the motel.
The immigrants admitted they had just crossed illegally into the United States from Canada.