Two Mexican citizens have been arrested for being in Canada illegally, after they were found in rural Manitoba earlier this week.

RCMP in Steinbach, Man., say they received a complaint on Tuesday morning of "suspicious people" in the Rural Municipality of Piney.

Officers found the two men, age 19 and 22, and arrested them under the Customs Act for illegally entering Canada, police stated in a news release Thursday.

The two men remain in custody.