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.
07/19/2012 - A concerned citizen reported a bicyclist near the United States/Canada border in an area east of Sumas, Wash. United States Border Patrol agents responded to the area and encountered the bicyclist who had been seen earlier riding on a road in Canada. The subject, a citizen of Canada, admitted to having just entered the United States illegally. The individual had previously been removed from the United States and had criminal convictions for manufacturing/delivery of a controlled substance and passing counterfeit money. The subject was placed under arrest and processed for reinstatement of a prior order of removal.
07/19/2012 - Blaine Border Patrol agents encountered three individuals in close proximity to the United States/Canada border east of Blaine, Wash. The three subjects, citizens of India, were determined to be present in the United States illegally. The suspects were placed under arrest and processed for removal.
07/23/2012 - Operators of a remote video surveillance system observed a suspicious vehicle stopped near the United States/Canada border east of Blaine, Wash. and notified nearby agents. The responding Blaine Border Patrol agent encountered the vehicle and performed a vehicle stop east of Blaine, Wash. The three occupants of the vehicle, citizens of Mexico, were determined to be present in the United States illegally. The suspects were placed under arrest and processed for removal.
07/23/2012 - While patrolling the border, Sumas Border Patrol agents witnessed four individuals cross the United States/Canada border east of Sumas, Wash. The subjects, citizens of India, were located and admitted to being present in the United States illegally. The individuals were placed under arrest and processed for removal.
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.