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.
11/03/2013 – Late in the evening, U.S. Border Patrol agents responded to a call from a concerned citizen near Blaine, Washington. When agents arrived in the area, they witnessed a vehicle with three occupants traveling south from the international border. Agents stopped the vehicle, questioned the occupants and determined one passenger to be a citizen of El Salvador, illegally present in the United States. The citizen of El Salvador was arrested and processed for removal. The other occupants of the vehicle, United States citizens, were subsequently released.
11/07/2013 – At around 10:30 p.m., agents observed a person walking south from the international border along a road not normally utilized by pedestrian traffic near Lynden, Washington. Through questioning, agents determined the subject was a citizen of India, who had just illegally crossed the border. Agents placed the individual under arrest and processed the subject for removal.
11/07/2013 – While patrolling the U.S./Canada border in the early evening hours, agents observed a suspicious vehicle in an area known for illegal cross-border activity in Blaine, Washington. Agents conducted a stop of the vehicle and determined the driver to be a citizen of Mexico. 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.
11/08/2013 – During the early morning hours, U.S. Border Patrol agents encountered an individual walking on a road routinely frequented by illegal cross-border traffic near Lynden, Washington. Agents questioned the person and determined the subject to be a citizen of Canada, illegally present in the United States. The subject was placed under arrest and processed for removal.
11/10/2013 – Shortly after sunset, agents patrolling the U.S./Canada Border observed a suspicious vehicle leaving an area known for illegal cross-border activity near Sumas, Washington. Agents stopped the vehicle and determined the driver to be a citizen of Mexico, illegally present in the United States. The subject 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 or1-800-556-1345 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.