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CBP U.S. Border Patrol Agents Arrest Albanians After Illegal Border Crossing

May 30th 2012   ·   8 Comments

. — On Tuesday, May 22, CBP U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Marysville Station arrested two Albanians shortly after they illegally crossed the U.S.-Canada border by boat.

At approximately 11pm, Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) camera operators observed a boat crossing the St. Clair River from Canada and entering U.S. waters. Border Patrol agents responded to the area, and spotted the boat in a canal in Algonac. The boat eventually pulled up behind a local bar, where agents watched two individuals get out of the boat and make a cell phone call. After the passengers exited the boat, it quickly returned to Canada. Shortly after they finished their phone call, they got into a vehicle and drove south on M-29 through Algonac. Border Patrol agents stopped the vehicle on M-29 near Nook Rd, where the two individuals admitted to being citizens of Albania illegally present in the United States. The two were arrested and are currently being detained pending a removal hearing.

James Crawford, Patrol Agent in Charge of the Marysville Border Patrol Station, said “This is a great example of how we are using both ground agents and technology to prevent illegal crossings of our northern border.”

The RVSS is part of an initiative to enhance the use of technology in securing the Northern Border against illegal cross-border activity. Each RVSS site is comprised of a total of four cameras – two day and two night cameras for 24/7 operations. The cameras are monitored from a remote location. The Detroit Sector deployment consists of 12 RVSS sites along the U.S. Canadian border.

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Readers Comments (8)

  1. they said the drug cartels from Mexico, not from Canada….they said asked nothing of Canada.

  2. Ina Reesh says:

    This man is a very poor excuse for a President. He has spent more money, and put us in such debt it isn’t funny. He has got to go

  3. Diane O'Neil says:

    But we need better control of the southern border too. The illegals crossing daily are not all poor innocent people looking for work. Even if they are, they are breaking our laws, and need to be stopped.

  4. Hal Horton says:

    Albanians crossing from Canada? That’s a new one.

  5. Joan O'Neill says:

    I think most people – me for example – tend to think of illegals only from Mexico, and forget the Canadian border. I wish I knew more about it.

  6. oh gee. our northern border region is actually patrolled by the feds?????? i could’ve sworn some of America’s dumb ass idiots wanted to focus the southern regional border with Mexico? wake up America, god-d@#mmit, I’ve been preaching for a long damn time that we must focus our efforts within America, its territories, and vommonwealths around the globe to prevent illegal entry into our nation. Let this be a wake up call to all america. WAKE THE F@#K UP AMERICA!!!!!!


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