BLAINE, WASH.—The information listed below is from arrests and seizures related to U.S. Border Patrol in the Blaine Sector area of operations. For security reasons, this may not be a complete list of enforcement actions.
12/28/2011 - An agent responded to a request for assistance from the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office near Blaine, Wash. The responding agent encountered a Mexican citizen illegally present in the United States. The individual was placed under arrest and processed for removal.
01/01/2012 - Agents responded to a request for backup from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy who was on a traffic stop near Port Hadlock, Wash. During the encounter Agents discovered that one of the occupants of the vehicle was a citizen of Mexico who admitted to being illegally present in the United States. The subject was placed under arrest and processed for removal.
01/01/2012 - Operators of a remote video surveillance system observed one subject illegally cross the United States - Canada border near Blaine, Wash. Agents responded to the area and encountered a citizen of Mexico who admitted to being in the United States illegally. Subject was placed under arrest and was processed for reinstatement of a prior order of removal.
01/01/2012 - Agents responded to a request for assistance from the Oak Harbor Police Department. The responding agent encountered a citizen of Honduras who admitted to being in the United States illegally. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest and processed for removal. During processing, the subject admitted to being a former MS-13 gang member prior to his entering into the United States illegally. MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha 13, is a violent, dangerous gang originating in El Salvador that moved into the Los Angeles area in the late 1980's and now has a growing presence throughout the United States.
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.