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Sweetgrass Border Patrol Agents Apprehend Canadian Citizen

Release Date: 
August 31, 2017

SWEETGRASS, Mont. — Agents assigned to the Sweetgrass Border Patrol Station arrested a 25-year-old man from Alberta, Canada, near Sweetgrass Port of Entry on Tuesday evening.

Seized cash
U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Havre
Sector seized cash from a Canadian citizen,
who is suspected of sneaking over the
border near Sweetgrass, Montana.

The man was arrested after Border Patrol agents observed a suspicious vehicle traveling along a road near the international border in the vicinity of the Sweetgrass Port of Entry. The agents stopped the vehicle, questioned the driver, and learned that he had illegally entered the United States from Canada by cutting down the border fence. The driver headed southbound on dirt roads in an effort to avoid detection. The individual was arrested, vehicle impounded, and he is being prosecuted for illegal entry without inspection. During a search of the suspect’s vehicle, agents found a weapon and large amounts of U.S. currency.

“Vigilance is one of the core values of the U.S. Border Patrol,” Acting Chief Patrol Agent Sean L. McGoffin said. “This case demonstrates the persistent vigilance demonstrated by our agents in their efforts to keep our communities safe.”

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Last modified: 
August 31, 2017