Agents responded to an area east of Sumas following a citizen’s report of suspicious backpackers. Agents encountered three subjects, two Canadian citizens and one U.S. citizen, who all admitted to illegally crossing into the United States from Canada the night before. The subjects claimed to have camped in the hills on the U.S. side of the border the night previously. The Canadian citizens were processed for removal, and the U.S. citizen was released after his identity was verified.
Agents apprehended a group of five citizens of India who entered into the U.S. illegally near Markworth Road in Lynden. All five subjects were processed for removal.
Agents assisting the Swinomish Police Department near La Conner encountered two Mexican citizens. One subject possessed fraudulent identification documents and the other had a criminal history including child cruelty and two arrests for DUI. Both subjects admitted to being illegally present in the U.S. The two subjects were processed for removal.
October 15: Agents responded to the Whatcom County sheriff’s office request for assistance near Everson. Agents apprehended a Mexican citizen who admitted to being illegally present in the U.S. The subject had a previous arrest for DUI. The subject was processed for removal.