Calgary man sentenced after being convicted of human smuggling for 2nd time

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Aug. 4, 2021 – A Calgary man has been sentenced for smuggling a foreigner across the border into Canada, says the Canada Border Services Agency, which led the investigation.

The illegal immigrant was brought across the U.S. border to Surrey, B.C., on July 13, 2017, but not at a designated border crossing, CBSA spokesperson Luke Reimer confirmed to CBC News.

Ismail Nababteh, 47, facilitated — and profited from — the foreign national’s entry into Canada, the CBSA said Tuesday.

Nababteh received a 15-month conditional sentence, including three months of house arrest, on July 9 from the New Westminster Supreme Court in B.C.

Nababteh was previously convicted of smuggling three people into Canada in 2016 and sentenced to six months, less one day, in prison.

The incident in 2017 happened while Nababteh was on bail, the agency said. CBC News reports. | READ MORE