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Houlton Sector Border Patrol Agents Arrest Guatemalan National

Release Date: 
June 22, 2018

JACKMAN, Maine — U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Jackman Station arrested a Guatemalan national Thursday who had entered the United States illegally near the Jackman Port of Entry.

Houlton Border Patrol Sector (Maine) agent patrols the international border on an all-terrain vehicle in Maine. (file photo).The Guatemalan national, who had a valid Canadian work visa and was living legally in Canada, stated he was attempting to get to New York City to find a better paying job.

A concerned citizen notified Border Patrol agents of a person walking south on Route 201 away from the international border.  The agents located the subject who admitted that he was in the United States illegally.  The subject was processed for removal from the United States and sent back to Canada.

“The arrest of this alien who illegally entered the United States illustrates the significant role that citizens can and do play in helping the U.S. Border Patrol secure our nation’s border,” said Patrol Agent in Charge Jeffrey Ewings of the Jackman Station.  “The concerned citizen’s call is a perfect example of if you see something, say something.”

To report suspicious activity in Maine, call 1-800-851-8727.

For more on Customs and Border Protection’s mission at our nation’s ports of entry with CBP officers and along U.S. borders with Border Patrol agents, please visit the Border Security section of the CBP website.

Last modified: 
June 22, 2018