U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested four people from India after they attempted to illegally cross the border from Canada into Whatcom County October 4, U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson Jason Givens told The Northern Light in an email.
Using a drone, Blaine agents spotted the individuals. “Utilizing advanced drone technology, Blaine Sector Agents respond to cross border threats,” chief patrol agent David BeMiller wrote in a tweet posted October 6. “Two nights ago, Blaine agents apprehended four subjects who illegally crossed the border.”
The tweet also included footage of four individuals walking across an open field and then crouching near a road where another person walked toward the group before a vehicle and other individuals appear.
Givens reported that upon apprehension, Blaine agents found the suspects to be from India. They were transferred to the Northwest ICE Processing Center in Tacoma.