BLAINE, Wash. ― U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Port Angeles Station in coordination with Air and Marine Operations, Bellingham Air and Marine Branch, and Homeland Security Investigations interdicted a narcotics smuggling load on Monday, which had originated in Canada.
Department of Homeland Security personnel acquired and tracked the vessel using a variety of technology as it traveled from Canadian waters into the John Wayne marina in Sequim, were agents intercepted it.
Blaine Sector’s Acting Chief Patrol Agent, Tony Holladay said, “Together we continue to secure our Nation’s borders. This is a great example our unified approach to border security and cooperation.”
Federal authorities seized a 23-foot Bayliner and 497 pounds of marijuana.
Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Individuals can report suspicious activity to Border Patrol’s Blaine Sector by calling 800-556-1345 or 360-332-5286. All calls will remain anonymous.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.