U.S. Border Patrol Agents Thwart Smuggling Attempt in New York
CHAMPLAIN, N.Y.—U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Swanton Sector stopped the smuggling attempt of three subjects who were taken into custody after agents determined that they were in the country illegally.
Border Patrol agents from the Champlain Station encountered a male national from El Salvador and three nationals of Columbia on two separate occasions.
On June 15, Border Patrol agents from the Champlain Station encountered a subject, a national of El Salvador just after 11:00 p.m. on Saturday evening. Agents determined that the subject had illegally entered the country by crossing the U.S.-Canadian border shortly before being discovered in a vehicle driven by a United States Citizen near Route 276 in Champlain, N.Y.
On June 18, Champlain agents encountered three Columbian nationals, two males and a female, late Tuesday night. The subjects were traveling in a vehicle driven by one of the Columbian nationals near Route 11 in Champlain, N.Y.
The subjects are currently in federal court proceedings facing the felony charges of 8 USC 1325, Entry without Inspection, 8 USC 1326, Re-entry after deportation and 8 USC 1324, Alien Smuggling.
Prosecution was approved by the United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York.
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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