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Border Patrol Disrupts Alien Smuggling Event in Upstate New York

Hogansburg, N.Y. – On Thursday, March 7, U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted an alien smuggling event in Hogansburg, NY.  

On Thursday afternoon, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Massena Border Patrol Station observed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino in Hogansburg, NY. Border Patrol agents further observed suspicious behavior by the occupants and conducted a vehicle stop near Fort Covington, NY.  Six citizens of India were inside the vehicle including two who were identified as smuggled aliens. 

“This incident is an example of the hard work of the Border Patrol agents to enforce the laws of the United States,” said Deputy Patrol Agent in Charge Glen Pickering. “Their vigilance prevented two illegal aliens from furthering their entry into the United States.”

The two smuggled aliens were charged with improper entry by alien (8 USC 1325) and an investigation continues.

All suspects are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty in court.

The Swanton Sector is responsible for securing the land border between ports of entry in Vermont, New Hampshire and northeastern New York. The coordination with assistance of citizens is invaluable to the Border Patrol's border security mission and we welcome community members' help to keep our nation’s borders safe. Please report suspicious activity at 1-800-689-3362.

Original  Posting at Customs and Border Protection CBP website.

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On March 1, 2003, U.S. Customs and Border Protection became the nation’s first comprehensive border security agency with a focus on maintaining the integrity of the nation’s boundaries and ports of entry.

Before CBP, security, compliance and facilitation of international travel and trade were conducted by multiple organizations. The consolidation of these roles and responsibilities allowed CBP to develop seamless security procedures while ensuring compliance with the nation’s immigration, health, and international...

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