U.S. Border Patrol Arrests Romanian Nationals for Illegal Entry Near Ambrose, North Dakota

Release Date: September 8, 2020

PORTAL N.D. — On August 25, 2020, two Romanian Nationals (BUZATU, Constantin Gabriel and DRAGOMIR, Catalin Constantin) were convicted of 8 USC 1325(a)(1) Improper entry by an alien, in U.S. District Court in Fargo, ND. They were both sentenced to jail time and subsequently removed from the United States.

On the evening of August 15, 2020, Grand Forks Sector Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Portal Station arrested both subjects after witnessing them illegally enter the United States in a sport utility vehicle near the Ambrose, ND Port of Entry.

Agents encountered the vehicle and activated their emergency equipment as it approached the highway from a drainage ditch. Both subjects were determined to have crossed the international border from Canada without admission or parole east of the Ambrose Port of Entry.

There has been an uptick in illegal cross-border activity near the Ambrose Port of Entry. Residents are encouraged to report suspicious activity anonymously at 1-800-982-4077, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or email at gfndispatch@cbp.dhs.gov.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.

Last modified: September 8, 2020