ROUSES POINT, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Champlain Port of Entry arrested a previously deported man on Tuesday who attempted entry into the United States.
Idrissa Toure, a 37-year old male citizen of Canada, was charged with re-entry after removal.
"This was an outstanding job by our front line officers," said Area Port of Champlain Port Director Paul Mongillo. "Identifying individuals who were previously deported is part of the important job that our officers do every day to secure our borders and to protect our community.”
Toure, who was aboard an Amtrak train destined to New York City, told CBP officers that he was traveling to visit his sister for two weeks. Further inspection revealed that Toure had been previously ordered deported from the United States in 2008.
CBP Office of Field Operations presented the case to the U.S. Attorney’s Office who accepted it for prosecution.
Toure appeared before a federal magistrate today to face charges and was remanded into the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.
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