SWANTON, VT.—U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Swanton sector responded to a citizen call reporting suspicious activity, yielding an arrest on Sunday afternoon.
Agents from the Champlain Border Patrol station responded to a call from a concerned citizen near Mooers, N.Y. which led to the arrest of a male Romanian national. The subject was determined to be illegally present in the U.S.; a violation of 8 USC 1325, Entry Without Inspection.
The subject was transported to the Champlain Border Patrol station for processing. Further information revealed the subject to have a criminal history, along with an outstanding warrant in Bucharest, Romania for aggravated bodily injury, issued and confirmed by International Police Organization (INTERPOL).
Prosecution was approved by the United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York and the subject is currently in federal court proceedings facing an Entry Without Inspection violation.
The charges and allegations contained in criminal complaints are merely accusations, and defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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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.