BISMARCK (AP) - A man accused of spearheading an operation to smuggle people into the U.S. at the border of North Dakota and Canada says he will plead guilty.
Darwin Cantarero-Sanchez is charged with bringing people into the country illegally and harboring them.
Authorities say that Cantarero-Sanchez, a citizen of Honduras, helped eight people cross into the U.S. near Sherwood, in northwestern North Dakota. He's accused of arranging transportation for the group from Montreal.
Witnesses say the defendant agreed to smuggle one person into the U.S. for $2,000 and another for $1,500.
A change of plea hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday in Bismarck.