GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WIVB)–Information regarding one suspected illegal alien near a local store on Grand Island led to the arrest of six individuals, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
On Sunday, U.S. Border Patrol Agents from the Buffalo station encountered a subject near the 7 Eleven store on Grand Island and discovered he was illegally in the United States.
Following his arrest, further investigation led authorities to find five additional illegal aliens were in a nearby hotel.
Agents say they responded to the vicinity of the hotel and encountered the five men.
Three of them left the area on foot, two were taken into custody after a short foot chase, and a third man went into a nearby wooded area.
Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to assist with the search for the man in the wooded area.
Border Patrol agents arrested a third man after he came out of the wooded area onto a roadway several hours later, according to CBP.
While processing, Border Patrol agents say five of the men were Honduran citizens, and one man was a Mexican citizen. Four of them had prior deportation records.
All six were remanded to the Batavia federal detention facility where they are currently awaiting deportation hearings.