Havre Sector Border Patrol agents, along with the Glacier County Sheriff’s Office and the Cut Bank Police Department, arrested 19 Mexican citizens who were traveling in two SUVs on Sunday, Nov. 17.
The arrests stemmed from a tip of a concerned citizen who noticed suspicious activity. Border Patrol agents received the information and began to work with the local authorities to investigate the information. The collaboration paid off and 19 subjects were arrested.
The incident is still under investigation and more information on possible charges and convictions will be released when available.
“These arrests are proof that everyday citizens can make a difference in our national security,” said Deputy Chief Patrol Agent Scott Good. “We appreciate and will continue to rely on our great citizens and law enforcement partners across Montana and in Canada to keep our communities safer.”
As America’s unified border agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) protects the United States against terrorist threats and prevents the illegal entry of people and dangerous materials into the United States, while facilitating lawful travel and trade.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Individuals can report suspicious activity to Border Patrol by calling 800 BE ALERT or (800) 232-5378. All calls will be answered and remain anonymous.