MINNEAPOLIS – A Florida man was charged in federal court with human smuggling in a case with four deaths in a blizzard and two cases of serious frostbite. The criminal complaint said that Steve Shand, 47, of Deltona, Florida, planned to pick up a total of 11 India nationals who were trying to cross the Canada border into Minnesota. Only two of the Indians were picked up before border agents caught the van on bypassing the border station on a backroad near the border town of St. Vincent. The others were wandering around all night in a blizzard. Documents in the van showed that Shand had rented it.
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