HUMAN SMUGGLING

Trial set in human smuggling case involving victims who froze to death near Canada border

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A Florida man will stand trial in Minnesota this summer on human smuggling charges following his January arrest after authorities just across the Canadian border found four migrants who had frozen to death during a blizzard. Court documents filed Wednesday show that U.S. District Judge John Tunheim scheduled Steve Shand’s trial to begin July 18. The…

Florida man indicted for human trafficking near Canada border

FARGO (KVRR) – A Florida man tied to the deaths of four people near the Minnesota-Canada border has been indicted by a federal grand jury. Forty-seven-year-old Steve Shand is indicted on two counts of human smuggling. According to court documents, Shand was stopped on January 19 in a rural area between Lancaster, Minnesota and Pembina, North Dakota driving a passenger…