BLAINE, WASH.—Information from arrests and seizures related to the U.S. Border Patrol in the Blaine Sector area of operations is listed below. For security reasons, this may not be a complete list of enforcement actions.
03/15/2012 - Agents responded to a report of a group of people crossing the U.S. - Canada border illegally near Sumas, Wash. Agents searching the area encountered three citizens of Korea hiding in the woods in an attempt to avoid detection. All three individuals admitted to having crossed the U.S. - Canada border illegally. The subjects were placed under arrest and processed for removal.
03/16/2012 - Agents encountered two subjects who entered the United States from Canada on foot near Blaine, Wash. The subjects claimed to be United States citizens. Records checks verified this information. One of the subjects was turned over to local police on an active felony warrant, and the other was cited for failure to report (19 USC 1459) and was subsequently released.
03/17/2012 - An agent responded to the Port of Entry in Blaine, Wash. on the request of a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer working outbound inspections. The CBP officer had detained a subject who entered the United States illegally. The individual, who possessed drug paraphernalia at the time of his apprehension, was processed for removal, and the drug paraphernalia was turned over to the Washington State Police.
03/19/2012 - Operators of a remote video surveillance system witnessed two individuals illegally entering the United States from Canada north of Lynden, Wash. Agents performing a vehicle stop on a vehicle leaving the area apprehended three subjects illegally present in the United States. Two subjects, both citizens of Honduras, admitted to crossing the U.S - Canada border illegally. The third subject, the driver of the vehicle, was determined to be a citizen of El Salvador illegally present in the United States. The vehicle was seized for alien smuggling, and all three subjects 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.