Simranjit Singh pleads guilty to human trafficking from Canada to US


PLATTSBURGH, NEW YORK: Simranjit Singh, age 40, a citizen of India living in Canada, pled guilty to alien smuggling and conspiracy to commit alien smuggling.  At the request of the United States, Singh was taken into custody on June 28, 2022, in Ontario, Canada.  Singh was extradited from Canada to the United States on March 30, 2023.   

In pleading guilty, Singh admitted that from at least March of 2020 through March of 2021, he facilitated the smuggling of numerous Indian nationals from Canada into the United States, via Cornwall Island and the Akwesasne Mohawk Indian Reservation in the St. Lawrence River region, for profit.

Sentencing is scheduled for December 28, 2023, before United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino in Albany, New York, at which time Singh faces a mandatory term of 5 years in prison and up to 15 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of up to three years.

Singh will be subject to deportation following the conclusion of his sentence, which is determined by an immigration judge.