U.S. Border Patrol Report

Published on Wed, May 23, 2012
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May 3: Border Patrol agents responded to a request for assistance from the Island County Sheriff’s Department regarding a subject that they had detained. The individual admitted to being a citizen of Mexico illegally present in the U.S. The subject was placed under arrest and processed for removal.

May 3: Border Patrol agents responded to a request for assistance from the Everson Police Department regarding a subject that they had detained in Everson. The individual presented a fraudulent immigration document to agents. Upon questioning, the subject admitted to being a citizen of Mexico illegally present in the U.S. The subject was placed under arrest and processed for processed for removal.

May 6: Blaine Border Patrol agents responded to a request for assistance from the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office regarding two subjects that they had detained in Ferndale. Both subjects admitted to being citizens of Mexico illegally present in the U.S. Both subjects were placed under arrest and processed for processed for removal.

May 12: While conducting patrol duties east of Bellingham, Border Patrol agents observed a subject reaching into a vehicle with a broken window. The subject carried several items to another vehicle where a second subject was waiting in the driver’s seat. The agents stopped and determined that the vehicle was not owned by either subject. It was determined that the items were taken from the vehicle. Agents contacted the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office regarding the situation. A Whatcom County Sheriff’s officer responded to the scene and began an investigation.

May 13: Blaine Border Patrol agents witnessed a subject enter a wooded area east of Blaine and travel toward the U.S./Canada international boundary.  Agents quickly apprehended a suspect, recovered a loaded pistol located in close proximity to the subject and a satchel containing a Mac-10 semi-automatic style machine pistol. The arrestee had a prior criminal history and was processed for reinstatement of a prior order of removal. The subject was turned over to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement/ Homeland Security Investigations for criminal prosecution related to weapons smuggling.

May 13:
A Border Patrol canine unit performed a search in a wooded area notorious for narcotics smuggling east of Blaine. While performing the canine search in close proximity to the U.S./Canada international boundary, agents recovered a backpack containing 23.1 kilograms of cocaine valued at $462,001.  Shortly after the narcotics seizure, a subject was apprehended in close proximity to where the backpack was discovered. The subject had a prior criminal history and was processed for reinstatement of a prior order of removal. The subject was turned over to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement/Homeland Security Investigations for criminal prosecution related to narcotics trafficking.

May 14: Operators of a remote video surveillance system observed an individual cross the U.S./Canada border illegally and notified agents in Blaine. Agents responded to the area and encountered a subject who was attempting to hide in the brush. The subject, a citizen of Honduras, admitted to being illegally present in the U.S. and was placed under arrest and processed for reinstatement of a prior order of removal.