Six dead bodies found near the US-Canada border

A sign on the main road through Akwesasne in St Regis, New York. (Photo: AP)

Six remains have been discovered in a swampy region of Quebec near the New York state border.

The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service stated that they were awaiting the results of toxicology and postmortem examinations to ascertain the cause of death.

They stated that they were still attempting to identify the deceased and determine their status in Canada.

On Thursday, police reported that it was instantly determined whether or not they were attempting to breach the border.

The bodies were discovered in the Tsi Snaihne region, located east of Akwesasne on the southern bank of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec.

"At approximately 5:00 p.m., the first body was discovered in a marshy area in Tsi Snaihne, Akwesasne, Quebec," police posted on social media. There is currently no threat to the public.

The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police reported an upsurge in unlawful entry through their lands and waterways during the previous month.

They reported that some migrants required hospital care.

In January, the force reported that individuals involved in human smuggling sought to use St. Lawrence River shorelines.

Last week, US President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed a plan to remove a loophole in an immigration accord that allows thousands of asylum-seeking migrants to travel between the two nations through a back road connecting New York state to Quebec.

The agreement to close an unlawful border crossing approximately 105 kilometres east of Akwesasne took effect on Saturday.

Publish : 2023-03-31 12:37:00

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