WELLESLEY ISLAND, N.Y.—Agents from the Wellesley Island, N.Y. Border Patrol station prevented the smuggling of a convicted drug trafficker on Friday at Kring Point State Park, in Redwood, N.Y.
At approximately 6 p.m. Border Patrol agents encountered an individual wearing a snowmobile survival suit and sneakers walking through the park, which is comprised of a thin peninsula that marks the international border. Using tracking skills, agents determined that the individual had crossed the frozen St. Lawrence River from Mallorytown, Ontario, Canada on a snowmobile. Agents were able to arrest the individual before he could facilitate his travel to Florida.
At the station, record checks revealed the individual has numerous criminal convictions in Canada, including drug trafficking, production of a controlled substance, and laundering the proceeds of a crime.
The individual is pending federal prosecution for his illegal entry into the United States and faces up to two years in prison.
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