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U.S. Border Patrol Prevents Illegal Entry Using Advanced Technology, Rapid Response

Release Date: 
September 3, 2014

Buffalo, N.Y -- U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a Haitian citizen as he attempted to enter the United States illegally, by crossing the International Railroad Bridge in Buffalo, on Labor Day.

At about 2 a.m., Buffalo Sector’s Integrated Border Communications Center advised agents that a man was walking along the tracks of the International Railroad Bridge.

The Communications Center utilizes various forms of technology, including sensors and camera systems to detect and identify illegal entrants.

An agent responded to the area and apprehended the suspect before he was able to flee into the city.

During processing, record checks revealed the suspect had been deported from the United States in 2008.  While living illegally in Florida, he was convicted of aggravated battery, disorderly conduct, breach of the peace and resisting an officer.

Prosecution was approved by the United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of New York and the subject will face federal criminal charges for illegal re-entry into the United States.

The charges and allegations contained in criminal complaints are merely accusations, and defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-800-331-0353 toll free.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017