Border Patrol: September 25 - October 22, 2013

Published on Wed, Nov 20, 2013
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September 25: While patrolling the border northeast of Lynden, agents observed a group of four people illegally cross the U.S./Canada border and get into a vehicle. Agents performed a stop of the vehicle and determined the driver to be a citizen of Mexico illegally present in the United States. The four passengers, who had just illegally crossed the border, were all determined to be citizens of India. The four passengers of the vehicle were placed under arrest and processed for removal. The driver, who had been previously removed from the United States three times, was turned over to the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Department on an active warrant. An immigration detainer will be placed on the subject.

September 27: U.S. Border Patrol agents responded to possible illegal cross-border activity east of Blaine. When agents arrived in the area, they witnessed a person riding a bicycle away from the international border. Agents questioned the subject and determined the individual to be a citizen of Canada who had illegally crossed the U.S./Canada border. The Canadian citizen was arrested and processed for removal.

October 5: A concerned citizen reported that someone had illegally crossed the U.S./Canada border east of Blaine. Agents located the subject attempting to hide on the caller’s property. The subject, a citizen of India, was placed under arrest and processed for removal.

October 13: Operators of a Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) witnessed an individual illegally cross the U.S./Canada Border in Blaine. Agents responded to the area and located a subject matching the description provided by the RVSS operator. Agents questioned the subject and determined the individual to be a citizen of Honduras illegally present in the United States. The subject was arrested and processed for a prior order of removal. 

October 18: While patrolling the border near Lynden, agents encountered a suspicious person in close proximity to the international border. Upon questioning, agents determined the subject to be a citizen of India, illegally present in the United States. Agents arrested the subject and processed the subject for removal.

October 18: While conducting routine patrol operations in Blaine, agents noticed an individual walking south from the international border in an area known for illicit cross-border activity. Agents questioned the person and determined the subject to be a citizen of Canada, who had illegally crossed the international border. The subject was placed under arrest and processed for removal. 

October 22: While conducting patrol operations, U.S. Border Patrol agents were alerted to possible cross-border activity in Blaine. Upon their arrival, the agent witnessed an individual walking on a trail that leads away from the border. Agents interviewed the subject in regards to citizenship and determined the subject to be a citizen of Cuba. The subject was arrested and processed for removal.

Concerned citizens who wish to report suspicious or suspected illegal activity along the United States/Canada border can call the following numbers; in the United States call 360/332-5286 or 800/556-1345 and in Canada call 888/855-6655.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry.  CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.