Two New Brunswick men are facing charges after being accused of conspiring to smuggle a woman across the border.

The RCMP say a 46-year-old woman entered the United States illegally by crossing the St. John River in a paddleboat in July.

The woman, who is from Ecuador, was apprehended by police in Maine shortly after she crossed into the U.S., where she remains.

Police arrested two men on July 28 after executing search warrants at their homes. Both men were released on promises to appear in court at a later date.

Oneil Devost, 67, of Edmundston and Richard Cyr, 50, of Baker Brook have each been charged with conspiracy to smuggle a person across the border.

They were released with conditions and are due back in court on Nov. 21.