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.
04/10/2014 –Agents responded to a call from a concerned citizen who reported one person carrying a large backpack walking through their property east of Blaine, Washington. Agents and a Border Patrol K-9 responded to the area. The Border Patrol K-9 led the agents to the person who was hiding in a tree. Through questioning, agents determined the subject to be a citizen of Honduras, 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.
04/10/2014 – While patrolling the international border near Lynden, Washington, an agent observed a subject illegally cross from Canada into the United States. Agents questioned the person and determined the subject to be a citizen of the United States. The subject was given a citation and released.
04/21/2014 – Shortly after midnight, an agent observed two subjects walk south from the international boundary east of Blaine, Washington. Agents responded to the area and encountered two individuals wearing wet and muddy clothes. Through questioning, agents determined that both subjects were citizens of India, unlawfully present in the United States. The two individuals were arrested and processed for removal.
04/21/2014 – A Remote Video Surveillance System operator observed an individual illegally cross the U.S./Canada border in Blaine, Washington. Agents responded to the area, located the subject and determined that the Canadian citizen was unlawfully present in the United States. The subject was arrested and processed for a prior order of removal.
04/22/2014 – While patrolling the U.S./Canada border near Lynden, Washington, an agent observed a subject riding a bicycle south away from the international border. Agents determined that the subject was a citizen of India, illegally present in the United States. The individual was placed under arrest 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 1-800-556-1345 and in Canada call 1-888-855-6655.
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.