Human smuggling attempt stopped on St. Clair River after 3 approach Michigan on boat

Three people were arrested early Tuesday after Border Patrol agents stopped a human smuggling attempt near Algonac.

According to authorities, agents watching a camera system saw a vessel that had just crossed the international in an area known for smuggling around 3 a.m. 

Agents contacted the three people who were on the boat. According to authorities, the occupants, a 53-year-old man who is a Dominican national, and a 25-year-old woman and 26-year-old woman, both from Mexico, admitted that they had crossed the border from Canada. 

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They were taken into custody and transported to the Border Patrol station for processing.

"Intercepting this was made possible by technology and the teamwork of our agents and support personal. I am proud of the vigilance and dedication to duty displayed by the men and women of Detroit Sector," said Chief Patrol Agent Robert Danley.