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.
11/12/2012 - Agents encountered an individual wearing wet and muddy clothing in close proximity to the U.S./Canada border east of Blaine, Washington. The person, a citizen of Cambodia, was determined to be illegally present in the United States. The subject had previously been removed from the United States and had several criminal convictions including felony possession of marijuana. The subject was placed under arrest and processed for prior order of removal.
11/13/2012 - Operators of a Remote Video Surveillance System observed an individual cross the U.S./Canada border east of Blaine, Washington. U.S. Border Patrol agents responded to the area and located the person hiding in the bushes. The individual, a citizen of Turkey, was determined to be in violation his status and was illegally present in the United States. The subject was placed under arrest and processed for removal.
11/14/2012 - While patrolling the border, agents responded to a possible illegal entry near Sumas, Washington. Agents encountered two subjects, citizens of Canada. Both admitted to being illegally present in the United States and were placed under arrest and processed for removal.
11/18/2012 - U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested one subject and seized approximately 100 pounds of ecstasy in Blaine, Washington. The arrest and seizure were the result of a vehicle stop in which a Border Patrol K-9 alerted to the vehicle's trunk indicating the presence of narcotics or concealed humans. The subject and ecstasy were turned over to ICE Homeland Security Investigations pending prosecution. The vehicle, a 2002 Honda Accord, was also processed for seizure. The drug seizure contained approximately 198,000 tablets and has an estimated street value of $3.3 million.
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.