CHURUBUSCO, N.Y. - A U.S. Border Patrol agent assigned to the Burke Border Patrol Station, Swanton Sector arrested a 31-year-old male Cuban National that entered the U.S. illegally from Canada late last week.
A New York State Trooper encountered the Cuban National in Churubusco, N.Y. and contacted the U.S. Border Patrol for assistance. An agent assigned to the Burke Border Patrol Station responded to the location and encountered a citizen of Cuba.
It was determined that the subject was illegally present in the U.S. and allegedly entered the U.S. illegally from Canada earlier in the day. He was arrested and transported to the Burke Border Patrol Station for further investigation.
The subject is being held without bond pending his prosecution for 8 USC 1325 Entry Without Inspection and his removal from the U.S.
“This arrest is a fine example of the shared effort and successful collaboration between the Border Patrol and our local law enforcement partners in keeping our communities safe,” said Acting Patrol Agent in Charge Richard Parker of the Burke Station.
The Swanton Sector is responsible for securing the land border between ports of entry in Vermont, New Hampshire and northeastern New York. The assistance of citizens is invaluable to their border security mission and they welcome community members to help them keep our nation’s borders safe and report suspicious activity at 1-800-689-3362.
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.
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.