Agents responded to a report of a group of people crossing the U.S./Canada border illegally near Sumas. Agents searching the area encountered three citizens of Korea, who were 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.
Agents encountered two subjects who entered the U.S. from Canada on foot near Blaine. The subjects claimed to be U.S. 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 and subsequently released.
An agent responded to the port of entry in Blaine on the request of a Customs and Border Protection Officer working outbound inspections. The CBPO had detained a subject who entered the U.S. 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 Washington State Police.
March 19: Operators of a remote video surveillance system witnessed two individuals illegally enter the U.S. from Canada north of Lynden. Agents performing a vehicle stop on a vehicle leaving the area apprehended three subjects illegally present in the U.S. 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 U.S. The vehicle was seized for alien smuggling, and all three subjects were placed under arrest and processed for removal.