US, Washington: Officials said, a 19-year-old Indian, Gurtej Singh, has been arrested in the US for entering America without proper immigration inspection. Singh faces up to six months in prison, a $5,000 (Rs 3.3 lakh) fine and deportation from the US, officials said on Wednesday.
He was arrested by agents of the US Border Patrol (USBP) in New York on Tuesday after getting information from Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police based on a tip-off from a local resident. The US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York will criminally prosecute Singh under charges of ‘Improper Entry by Alien’, a media release said.
Following his arrest, officials interviewed Singh, who was unable to produce any immigration documents that would allow him to enter or be present in the US. Record checks said Singh has no immigration or criminal history in the US, a media release said. “This is a great example of our integration with our state, local and tribal law enforcement partners. “The quick response of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police kept this illegal alien from successfully entering the US without proper immigration inspection,” USBP Patrol Agent in Charge Wade A Laughman said.