Chinese national arrested with $ 28K in gold bars after illegally crossing Canada-U.S. Border


Editor’s Note: In just a few minutes, discover our quick summary of today’s hottest news and expert opinions that have shaped precious metals and financial markets. Register here!(Kitco News) US border patrol officers have arrested a Chinese national holding more than US $ 28,500 in gold bullion after illegally crossing the Canada-US border, authorities said last week.
A 36-year-old Chinese woman has been arrested in Amity, Maine, after illegally entering the United States from Canada. She was carrying 14.25 ounces of gold bullion, valued at over $ 28,500, as well as $ 10,000 in cash.
“While conducting operations near Amity, US Border Patrol officers from the Houlton Border Patrol Station apprehended a 36-year-old Chinese national who had entered the United States illegally from Canada,” said the authorities in a statement Thursday. “The Chinese national has been placed under arrest for illegally entering the United States and transported to the Houlton border patrol station for further processing.”
She was apprehended on Tuesday and border patrol agents were able to identify the location of the illegal passage.
She has since been deported to Canada.

It is now known that before entering the United States illegally, the Chinese national had arrived in Canada legally as a student. She also admitted knowing she crossed the US border illegally and said she was planning to visit a friend in SanFrancisco.
“The vigilance, service and integrity of our border patrol officers, who continue to apprehend those seeking to circumvent customs and immigration laws, play an important role in the safety of our Maine and state communities.” “United,” said the patrol officer at Houlton station. in charge Brent Conley.

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