FORT FAIRFIED, Maine – On December 29, a U.S. Border Patrol agent assisted the Maine State Police with a vehicle stop that resulted in the arrest of a previously deported Honduran man.
The Border Patrol agent determined the 28 year-old Honduran man, had been previously deported from the United States on multiple occasions since 2013. The man was taken into custody and transported to the Fort Fairfield Border Patrol Station for processing.
“Illegal border crossers do not stay in the immediate border areas,” said Jason D. Owens, Chief Patrol Agent of the Border Patrol in Maine. “Border security issues impact every town, city and state in this country.”
The man was referred for criminal prosecution on the charge of Reentry of Removed Alien (8 USC 1326). This arrest marks the seventh in a single week by agents from Fort Fairfield. On December 23, agents disrupted a human smuggling attempt and on December 26, agents arrested a Canadian protection order violator.
“We are working hard to improve our situational awareness by working with our state and local law enforcement partners and local communities. No one is made safer by allowing criminal aliens to travel around this country without consequence,” said Chief Owens.
The Border Patrol in Maine relies on the cooperation and assistance of the public. Anyone wishing to make a confidential report of suspicious activity may do so by calling (800) 851-8727 to contact the U.S. Border Patrol in Maine. Individuals referred for criminal prosecution are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
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