Blaine, Wash. - The information listed below is from arrests and seizures related to the CBP U.S. Border Patrol in the Blaine Sector area of operations. For security reasons, this may not be a complete list of enforcement actions.
02/16/2012 - Remote Video Surveillance System operators witnessed individuals cross illegally into the United States from Canada in an area north of Lynden, Washington. The subjects were tracked by agents to a double-wide trailer about 100 yards south of the U.S. - Canada 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 United States. 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.
02/19/2012 - Operators of a Remote Video Surveillance System observed four individuals in close proximity to the U.S. - Canada border in Blaine, Washington. Agents responded to the area and encountered the individuals. The subjects, all Canadian citizens, admitted to earlier crossing into the United States illegally. The subjects were placed under arrest and processed for removal.
02/21/2012 - Agents encountered a subject walking on Badger Road west of Lynden, Washington 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.
02/22/2012 - An agent responded to a request for assistance from a Whatcom County Sheriff's deputy who was on a traffic stop near Everson, Washington. 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 United States. The subject was placed under arrest and processed for removal.
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.