Cash-carrying Canadian arrested near border crossing

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U.S. Border Patrol

The U.S. Border Patrol sent along a picture of the U.S. currency seized from a Canadian who tried sneaking into the United States.

The Sweetgrass Border Patrol Station, which last month reported the apprehension of an Irish national attempting to sneak into the United States, publicized another arrest on Thursday.

In a press release, the Border Patrol said its agents arrested a 25-year-old man from Alberta, Canada, trying to enter the United States illegally while carrying “large amounts of U.S. currency.”

The release said agents saw a “suspicious vehicle” traveling along a road near the border in the vicinity of the Sweetgrass Port of Entry, northeast of Cut Bank on Tuesday evening. They stopped the vehicle and questioned the driver, who said he had illegally entered the country by cutting down border fencing.

The man, who was not named, was arrested and his vehicle, a white Chevy pickup, was impounded. He is being prosecuted for illegal entry without inspection. Besides the stash of U.S. currency, agents searching the pickup also found a weapon.

“Vigilance is one of the core values of the U.S. Border Patrol,” Acting Chief Patrol Agent
Sean L. McGoffin said in the release. “This case demonstrates the persistent vigilance demonstrated by our agents in their efforts to keep our communities safe.”

People are asked to help the Border Patrol by reporting suspicious activity. Call 1-888- 700-6781, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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