An Ontario man accused of smuggling foreigners from Canada into the U.S. through an underground railway tunnel is to appear today in a Detroit courtroom.

Fifty-three-year-old Juan Antonio Garcia-Jimenez was allegedly paid thousands of dollars to help at least five people use the tunnel running between Windsor and Detroit.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Garcia-Jimenez -- who is from Guatemala and lives in Windsor -- was arrested by American border patrol agents and faces multiple charges related to smuggling aliens.

The complaint said all five people who were allegedly smuggled were farm workers in Leamington.