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U.S. Border Patrol Blotter, Blaine Sector

Release Date: 
February 4, 2014

Blaine, Wash.The information listed below is from arrests and seizures related to the U.S. Border Patrol in the Blaine Sector area of operations.  For security reasons, this may not be a complete list of enforcement actions.

01/22/2014 – U.S. Border Patrol agents encountered an individual in an area commonly used for the smuggling of people and contraband in Blaine, Washington.  Agents determined that the subject was a citizen of the People’s Republic of China, illegally present in the United States.  The subject was placed under arrest and processed for removal.

01/23/2014 – During the early evening hours, agents encountered two people walking along a road not normally frequented by pedestrian traffic.  They were in close proximity to the U.S./Canada border in Lynden, Washington.  Through questioning, agents discovered that one of the individuals was a citizen of India, the second person was a citizen of Nepal.  Both subjects were determined to be unlawfully present in the United States and were arrested and processed for removal.   

01/23/2014 – An operator of a Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) observed a person illegally cross the international boundary in Blaine, Washington.  Agents responded to the area known for illicit cross-border activity and located the subject.  Agents determined that the subject was a citizen of Canada, illegally present in the United States.  Record checks revealed that the subject had been previously removed from the United States.  The Canadian citizen was arrested and processed for reinstatement of a prior order of removal.

01/25/2014 – Agents responded to a call from a concerned citizen in regards to possible illicit cross-border activity east of Blaine, Washington.  When agents arrived in the vicinity, they witnessed a vehicle with two occupants traveling south from the reported area.  Agents stopped the vehicle and determined the passenger to be a citizen of India, illegally present in the United States.  The subject was placed under arrest and processed for removal.  The driver of the vehicle was determined to a United States citizen and was subsequently released.

01/25/2014 – In the early morning hours, a RVSS operator witnessed three people running through a cornfield in close proximity to the U.S./Canada border east of Blaine, Washington.  Agents responded to the area and located the three subjects attempting to hide in a ditch.  Agents determined that all three subjects were citizens of Columbia, two of whom were determined to be unlawfully present in the United States.  Both subjects illegally present in the United States were processed for removal.  The third subject was determined to have legal status in the United States and was subsequently released.  

01/27/2014 – Shortly after sunset, while conducting routine patrols of the U.S./Canada border, agents observed a suspicious vehicle in close proximity to the international border west of Sumas, Washington.  Agents conducted a stop of the vehicle, but before agents could approach the vehicle the driver fled into the nearby woods.  After searching the area, agents located the subject hiding in a nearby barn.  The subject, a citizen of Mexico illegally present in the United States, was arrested and processed for removal.

01/28/2014 – U.S. Border Patrol agents encountered an individual in an area commonly used for illegal cross-border activity near Blaine, Washington.  Agents determined the subject to be a citizen of Eritrea, unlawfully present in the United States.  Record checks revealed that the subject was previously ordered removed from the United States.  The subject was arrested and processed for removal.

Concerned citizens who wish to report suspicious or suspected illegal activity along the United States/Canada border can call the following numbers; in the United States call (360) 332-5286 or (800) 556-1345 and in Canada call (888) 855-6655.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017