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Two Indian men, one woman arrested while illegally entering the US by jumping off a moving freight train

NRI Pulse Staff Report

Two Indian men and one woman were among four people arrested for attempting to enter the US illegally by allegedly jumping off a moving freight train.

On March 12, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Buffalo Station spotted four people jumping off a moving freight train on the International Railroad Bridge in the city of Buffalo. The men left the woman who became immobile due to an injury and were caught shortly after a foot pursuit. The injured woman received first aid by Erie County Sheriff’s deputies and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers (CBP). After treatment, the woman was transported by ambulance to a local medical center.

The three men were taken to the Buffalo Station and processed. During processing, Border Patrol agents identified that the woman and two men were from India and the third man was from the Dominican Republic.

The investigation concluded that all four people were undocumented non-citizens of which the three men are being processed for removal and detained in Batavia Federal Detention Facility awaiting a deportation hearing for charges under Section 212 and 237 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The woman remains at a local medical center awaiting further medical treatment.

Buffalo Sector is responsible for securing the border between ports of entry in New York and Pennsylvania encompassing 341 linear maritime border miles.

Cover photo courtesy: Wikimedia

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