A routine check last weekend lead Nelson police to a larger discovery.

Nervous pedestrian unlawfully in Canada nabbed in Nelson

The Nelson Police Department discovered a man was unlawfully in Canada when nerves gave him away.

Nelson Police Department discovered a person was unlawfully in Canada when nerves gave the man away.

On May 18, a pedestrian at the Park and Ride just outside Nelson on Highway 3A was contravening the Motor Vehicle Act and a Nelson officer stopped and engaged the man in conversation.

Because he was accused of being in contravention, he was asked to show identification to the officer.

“The male verbally identified himself, but as he did the officer noticed that the man was very nervous,” says a release issued by the NPD.

The man didn’t give the usual form of ID such as a drivers licence and the officer became suspicious that the person wasn’t being truthful and had supplied a false name.

After further investigation, the officer was able to correctly identify the man as an American citizen who was unlawfully in Canada. He’d previously been deported from Canada.

Canadian Border Service Agency was brought in on the case and the man was held in custody under Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

The man is also now facing possible criminal charges of obstructing a police officer and possession of a controlled substance. He was turned over to border services and may face deportation.

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