The US Border Patrol is reporting it arrested two Mexican nationals over the Labour Day weekend who tried to enter the country from a remote area near Osoyoos.
It also says in a release that Customs and Border Protection officers at the Oroville Port of Entry were dealing with a car driven by a U.S. citizen but registered to one of the Mexicans who had just been arrested.
Border Patrol agents observed two individuals walking in a remote area near the border of the United States and Canada.
The agents approached the individuals and were able to determine that both individuals were citizens of Mexico and had just illegally entered the United States from Canada without proper immigration documents.
Meanwhile, officers in Oroville were alerted to a vehicle attempting to enter the U.S. It was determined that the vehicle was registered to one of the individuals who was just arrested by the Border Patrol and the driver (a U.S. citizen) intended to pick them up after they illegally crossed into the United States.
The driver was charged with alien smuggling and the vehicle was seized. The two Mexican nationals will be held pending removal proceedings.