U.S. Border Patrol Report

Published on Wed, Mar 7, 2012
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February 16: Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) operators witnessed individuals cross illegally into the U.S. from Canada in an area north of Lynden. The subjects were tracked by agents to a double-wide trailer about 100 yards south of the border. Agents were granted permission to enter the trailer and speak with the occupants. The agents apprehended three citizens of Mexico illegally present in the U.S. One of the subjects admitted to crossing with a backpack, which was found to contain $218,908. The money was processed for seizure and the three subjects were placed under arrest and processed for removal.

February 19:
RVSS operators observed four individuals in close proximity to the U.S.-Canada border in Blaine. Agents responded to the area and encountered the individuals. The subjects, all Canadian citizens, admitted to earlier crossing into the U.S. illegally. The subjects were placed under arrest and processed for removal.

February 21: Agents encountered a subject walking on Badger Road west of Lynden several hours before sunrise wearing dark clothing and a dark colored backpack. The subject, a Canadian citizen, admitted to illegally crossing the border earlier in the morning after being denied legal entry at the port of entry. The subject was placed under arrest and processed for removal.

February 22: An agent responded to a request for assistance from a Whatcom County Sheriff’s deputy who was on a traffic stop near Everson. The agent assisted the deputy with law enforcement translation assistance. During the encounter, the subject, unable to provide any identification, admitted to being a citizen of Mexico illegally present in the U.S. The subject was placed under arrest and processed for removal.

February 23: Personnel monitoring a remote video surveillance system observed two people cross illegally into the U.S. from Canada in an area north of Lynden. Agents responded to the area and encountered two individuals hiding in the brush. The subjects, both citizens of India illegally present in the U.S., were placed under arrest and processed for removal.

February 25: Agents responded to a request for assistance from a Clallam County Sheriff’s deputy in La Push in an attempt to identify two subjects who had caused damage to the hotel room they were staying in. The subjects, citizens of Russia, claimed to have left their immigration documents in Everett and were in La Push on a fishing trip. Agents could not verify their immigration status at the scene and transported the individuals to the Port Angeles station for further investigation. Once there, agents were able to verify the legal immigration status of the two individuals, who were subsequently released.

February 26:
An agent responded to a request for assistance from a Whatcom County Sheriff’s deputy who was on a traffic stop near Lynden. The individual involved in the traffic stop admitted to the agent that he was a Mexican citizen illegally present in the U.S. The subject was placed under arrest and transported to the station for processing. Records checks revealed that the subject had been previously removed from the U.S.  and had also been arrested four times in the past for DUI. The individual was processed for reinstatement of a prior order of removal.

February 28: Agents responded to a request for assistance from a Whatcom County Sheriff’s deputy who had encountered two subjects who were trespassing on private property near the U.S.-Canada border. The deputy had received a citizen complaint of two people trespassing in the area near Blaine. Agents responded to the call and encountered two citizens of Honduras, who both admitted to being in the U.S. illegally. The subjects were placed under arrest and processed for removal. A records check revealed that one of the subjects had been previously removed from the U.S. and a prior conviction for the transport and sale of a controlled substance.