U.S. Border Patrol Blotter, Blaine Sector
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.
01/10/2014 – Shortly after sunset, a Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) operator observed an individual running south from the international boundary west of Sumas, Washington. U.S. Border Patrol agents responded to the area and located the person. Through questioning, agents determined the subject to be a citizen of Mexico, unlawfully present in the United States. Record checks revealed that the subject had been previously removed from the United States. The subject was arrested and processed for a prior order of removal.
01/11/2014 – A RVSS operator witnessed two people illegally cross the U.S./Canada border in Blaine, Washington. Agents located the two individuals and determined that both were citizens of Guatemala, illegally present in the United States. Both subjects were placed under arrest and processed for removal.
01/11/2014 – Shortly before midnight, agents responded to possible cross-border activity east of Blaine, Washington. When agents arrived in the area, they encountered two individuals in close proximity to the international border. Agents determined that one of the subjects was a citizen of Mexico who had overstayed a visitor’s visa and was illegally present in the United States. The subject was placed under arrest and processed for removal. The second subject was determined to be a citizen of the United States and was subsequently released.
01/13/2014 – Late in the evening, a RVSS operator observed an individual illegally cross the U.S./Canada border in Blaine, Washington. Agents responded and located the subject in an area known for illicit cross-border activity. The subject, a citizen of Canada, was determined to be unlawfully present in the United States. Record checks revealed that the individual had been previously removed from the United States. The subject was arrested and processed for a prior order of 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.
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.