U.S. Border Patrol Blotter, Blaine Sector (May 8-21, 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.
05/08/2014 – U.S. Border Patrol agents responded to a call from a concerned citizen regarding two subjects that had illegally crossed the international border east of Blaine, Washington. A Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) operator observed two people get into a vehicle and drive south. Agents observed the vehicle, matching the description given, and conducted a traffic stop. Through questioning, agents determined both passengers to be citizens of India, unlawfully present in the United States. The two passengers were arrested and processed for removal. The driver was released with the vehicle.
05/09/2014 – U.S. Border Patrol agents responded to a call from a concerned citizen regarding a person illegally entering the United States from Canada near Lynden, Washington. According to the citizen’s report, the subject crossed the border and got into a car, travelling southbound. A short time later, agents observed the vehicle, matching the description given, and initiated a traffic stop. Agents determined that the passenger was a citizen of India, illegally present in the United States. The passenger was placed under arrest and processed for removal. The driver was released with the vehicle.
05/10/2014 – While patrolling the international border near Blaine, Washington, an agent observed an individual exiting from a heavily wooded area. As the agent approached the subject, the subject attempted to abscond through the woods. After a short search, two subjects were located. Through questioning, the agent determined the subjects to be citizens of Colombia, unlawfully present in the United States. Both subjects were placed under arrest and processed for removal.
05/16/2014 – Shortly before midnight, a RVSS operator observed three subjects illegally cross the U.S./Canada border near Lynden, Washington. Agents responded to the area and began searching for the three subjects. A helicopter from the Office of Air and Marine was also called in to assist with the search. An agent aboard the helicopter guided the agents on the ground to three people hiding in tall grass. Through questioning, agents determined that the three subjects were citizens of Pakistan, unlawfully present in the United States. All three subjects were placed under arrest. Record checks revealed that one subject had been previously removed from the United States, and was processed to reinstate a prior order of removal. The other two subjects were 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.