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DETROIT, Michigan (WDIV) – U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested a Canadian man smuggling marijuana into the United States Monday by crossing the St. Clair River in a scuba suit.
The incident occurred at approximately 1 a.m. Tuesday when agents were notified by the Saint Clair County Central Dispatch that they had received a citizen call notifying them of an individual swimming across the Saint Clair River near Marine City, Michigan.
An alert boater saw the man carrying PVC pipe and knew something was wrong.
After receiving this information, Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) camera operators at the Operational Integration Center (OIC) on Selfridge ANGB were able to locate the individual in the river.
“RVSS camera operators at the operational integration center on Selfridge were able to see him on the night vision cameras swimming across and it looked like he was pulling something, ” said an agent.