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.
12/11/2013 – Late in the evening, U.S. Border Patrol agents encountered a suspicious individual attempting to hide on a trail in close proximity to the U.S./Canada border. The trail is located in an area commonly used for smuggling people and contraband in Blaine, Washington. Agents determined the subject to be a citizen of Canada, illegally present in the United States. The subject was arrested and processed for removal.
12/11/2013 – Agents witnessed a person illegally cross the U.S./Canada border west of Sumas, Washington. Agents determined the individual to be a citizen of India. Records checks revealed the subject had previously been removed from the United States. The subject was placed under arrest and processed for a prior order of removal.
12/12/2013 – U.S. Border Patrol agents were notified of possible illegal cross-border activity in Blaine, Washington by an operator of a Remote Video Surveillance System. Agents responded to the area and located a person attempting to secure a ride away from the border area. Agents questioned the person and determined the subject to be a citizen of China, illegally present in the United States. Agents arrested the Chinese citizen and processed the subject for removal.
12/14/2013 – In the early evening hours, agents conducted a stop of a suspicious vehicle in close proximity to the U.S./Canada border west of Sumas, Washington. Agents through questioning discovered that two of the passengers of the vehicle were citizens of India, illegally present in the United States. Both subjects were 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 (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.