A man charged with aiding the illegal smuggling of people over the Pigeon River border will spend time in jail on weekends.

Shehr Yar was one of four Canadians arrested last year after three foreign nationals crossed the border near Pigeon River, south of Thunder Bay in May, 2012.

The foreign nationals then went to a resident's home to call for a ride. The Canada Border Services Agency said the resident felt something was not right with the situation, and contacted police.

Yar pleaded guilty to obstructing an officer in the performance of his duties.

After already having served five months house arrest, he was given 90 days behind bars, to be served on weekends.

Charges against two other accused were withdrawn, however the fourth person will be in court to face charges in September.

The three foreign nationals were subsequently arrested and charged with entering Canada illegally and "held for processing" under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. 

The CBSA has not disclosed the outcome of the process.