Blaine, Wash. - The information listed below is compiled 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.
11/01/2012 - U.S. Border Patrol agents observed a suspicious vehicle in close proximity to the U.S./Canada border east of Sumas, Wash. Simultaneously, operators of a Remote Video Surveillance System observed four individuals hiding in a nearby berry field. Agents located the group, all citizens of India, and determined the subjects to be illegally present in the United States. Subsequently, agents conducted a stop of a nearby vehicle and determined the driver, also a citizen of India, to be in violation of a visitor's visa. All five individuals were placed under arrest and processed for removal.
11/01/2012 - U.S. Border Patrol agents encountered an individual covered in mud in close proximity to the U.S./Canada border east of Blaine, Wash. The person, a citizen of Ethiopia, admitted to having just illegally entered the United States. The subject was placed under arrest and processed for removal.
11/02/2012 - A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine helicopter pilot witnessed an individual walking south from the U.S./Canada border west of Lynden, Wash. U.S. Border Patrol agents responded and located the person, a citizen of the United Kingdom. The individual admitted to being illegally present in the United States. The subject was placed under arrest and processed for a prior order of removal.
11/03/2012 - U.S. Border Patrol agents observed a suspicious vehicle leaving the U.S./Canada border west of Sumas, Wash. Agents conducted a stop of the vehicle and determined an occupant, a citizen of Mexico, to be illegally present in the United States. The person was placed under arrest and processed for removal. The driver of the vehicle was determined to have legal status in the United States and was subsequently released.
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.