Border Patrol: July 7 - August 6, 2013

Published on Wed, Aug 14, 2013
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July 7: A Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) operator observed a person in close proximity the U.S./Canada border in Blaine. Agents responded to the area and located the subject attempting to conceal himself in bushes just south of the international border. Agents determined the subject, a citizen of Thailand, was illegally present in the United States. The individual was placed under arrest and processed for removal.

July 10: Blaine border patrol agents responded to a report from the Blaine Police Department of a suspicious individual near the U.S./Canada border. Agents responded to the area and located the subject standing behind a business that was closed for the evening. It was determined that the individual was a citizen of El Salvador and illegally present in the United States. The subject was placed under arrest and processed for removal.

July 12: Operators of a RVSS witnessed two subjects exiting a wooded area adjacent to the U.S./Canada border in Blaine. Agents responded to the area that has been used in the past for making illegal entries into the United States. Both subjects were encountered walking south from the border. It was determined they were citizens of the United Kingdom who were illegally present in the United States. The pair were placed under arrest and processed for removal.

July 13: While patrolling the border, agents observed two people illegally enter the United States in Blaine. The subjects were determined to be citizens of Columbia and Spain. Both were placed under arrest and processed for removal.

July 15: While patrolling the border in Blaine, agents observed two people in close proximity to the U.S./Canada border wearing camouflage clothing. The subjects attempted to conceal themselves in a wooded area south of the international border when they saw the agents approach. Both subjects were determined to be citizens of Canada who were illegally present in the United States. They were placed under arrest and processed for removal.

July 17: Operators of a RVSS witnessed a group of people illegally cross the U.S./Canada border west of Sumas. Agents responded to the area and, with the assistance of a canine team, located the group of five attempting to hide in raspberry bushes. Agents determined that the group was composed of four citizens of Pakistan and one citizen of India who were illegally present in the United States. All subjects were placed under arrest and processed for reinstatement of a prior order of removal.

July 18: While patrolling the border west of Sumas, border patrol agents observed three people illegally cross the U.S./Canada border. The agents, with the assistance of a canine unit, located the subjects attempting to conceal themselves in a cornfield south of the border. All three subjects were determined to be citizens of India illegally present in the United States. The group was placed under arrest and processed for removal.

July 22: Operators of a RVSS witnessed a group of people running southbound from the U.S./Canada border northeast of Lynden. Agents responded to the area and located the three subjects hiding near a creek. All three subjects were determined to be citizens of India who were illegally present in the United States. All subjects were placed under arrest and processed for removal.

August 6: A RVSS operator observed four people illegally cross the U.S./Canada border northeast of Lynden. Agents responded to the area and located the group in a nearby field. Agents determined the subjects to be citizens of Brazil illegally present in the United States. All members of the group were placed under arrest and processed for removal.

August 6: RVSS operators observed two subjects running southbound from the U.S./Canada border and get into a vehicle northeast of Lynden. Agents responded to the area, stopped the vehicle, and determined the two passengers were Canadian citizens illegally present in the United States. The two subjects were placed under arrest and processed for removal. The driver of the vehicle, a United States citizen, was issued a U.S. District Court violation notice for alien smuggling and the vehicle was processed for seizure.

Concerned citizens who wish to report suspicious or suspected illegal activity along the United States/Canada border can call the following numbers: in the United States call 360/332-5286 or 800/556-1345 and in Canada call 888/855-6655.