Criminal Justice News

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

CBP U.S. Border Patrol Weekly Blotter, Blaine Sector August 2 – August 15


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.

08/03/2012 – Five subjects were observed crossing the U.S./Canada border and entering a vehicle north of Lynden, Washington. Sumas Border Patrol agents responded to the area and encountered a vehicle that matched the description of the one seen near the border area. The five subjects, citizens of India, were determined to be present in the United States illegally. The driver of the vehicle, a citizen of Canada, was determined to be in violation of status. The suspects were placed under arrest and processed for removal.

08/03/2012 – Bellingham Border Patrol agents responded to a request for assistance from the Tulalip Police Department regarding a subject they had detained in Marysville, Washington. The individual, a citizen of Mexico, admitted being present in the United States illegally. The subject was placed under arrest and processed for removal.

08/11/2012 – While patrolling the border, Sumas Border Patrol agents witnessed two individuals cross the United States/Canada border east of Sumas, Washington. The subjects, citizens of India illegally present in the United States, were placed under arrest and processed for removal.

08/14/2012 – Two subjects were observed crossing the U.S./Canada border and entering a vehicle north of Lynden, Washington. Nearby Sumas Border Patrol agents responded to the area, encountered the vehicle and performed a vehicle stop. Both subjects, citizens of India, admitted to being present in the United States illegally. The suspects were placed under arrest and processed for removal.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 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.

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