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Three Mexican citizens were arrested Sunday, May 5, in Blaine as they crossed into the United States from Canada aboard a southbound freight train, Customs and Border Protection officials said Tuesday.
“(Customs) officers, with assistance from Border Patrol agents, apprehended the three individuals who had illegally entered the United States without inspection,” CBP spokeswoman Renne Archer said in an email.
Archer said the men, whose names weren’t given, were between 25 and 33 years old.
They were hiding under garbage bags at the end of a rail car carrying grain, Archer said.
All three men were arrested and sent to the U.S. federal government’s Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma.