WELLESLEY ISLAND, N.Y.—U.S. Border Patrol agents on patrol along the shoreline of Wellesley Island, N.Y., arrested a 28-year-old male from Georgia after he illegally entered the United States.
On Thursday, Oct. 24, at approximately 2:00 am a Border Patrol agent on foot patrol with his canine partner encountered an individual attempting to conceal himself in the woods just off the roadway. Further questioning by the agent revealed the suspect illegally entered the U.S. from Canada by airboat. Subsequently, the agent placed the suspect under arrest and transported him to the Wellesley Island Border Patrol Station for processing.
The United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York prosecuted the subject for 8 USC 1325, illegal entry, and gained a conviction on Oct. 25. He will now appear before an immigration judge to determine his eligibility to remain in the United States.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling (800) 331-0353 toll free.
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.