Cigarettes, other goods more likely to be smuggled than people, residents say
The deaths of two men trying to cross the St. Lawrence River into the United States from Ontario has put the spotlight on human smuggling in the Cornwall area.
Cornwall Coun. Justin Towndale said it’s more common to see goods such as cigarettes smuggled across the border, although they typically see two human smuggling cases a year.
“This is a tragedy, obviously,” he said. “When two people lose their lives it’s a time to pause and reflect on that, but it’s also a time to look at the greater issue.