Government Security News
August 21, 2013

On August 19, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Marysville Border Patrol station arrested a Canadian man smuggling marijuana into the U.S. by crossing the St Clair River in a scuba suit.

The incident occurred at approximately 1 a.m. when agents were notified by the Saint Clair County Central Dispatch that they had received a citizen call notifying them of an individual swimming across the Saint Clair River near Marine City, MI. After receiving this information, Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) camera operators at the Operational Integration Center (OIC) on Selfridge ANGB were able to locate the individual in the river. The camera operator relayed to agents on the ground that the subject appeared to be pulling a “dry bag” used by divers behind him.

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