The federal government is investigating reports that two Canadian fishing vessels were approached, and crew members questioned, by U.S. Border Patrol agents in Canadian waters in the Gulf of Maine in late June.
According to Global Affairs Canada, the incidents occurred June 24 and June 25 around Machias Seal Island and North Rock.
While details are scant, the fishermen were members of the Grand Manan Fishermen’s Association. Laurence Cook, the association’s chair, write on Facebook that the U.S. officials claimed they were “looking for illegal immigrants.”
Cook declined to be interviewed by CBC News.
CBC News has called U.S. Customs and Border Protection for comment, but hasn’t received a response.
Dude, this isn’t right. US people can’t just violate another countries borders like that and illegally question their citizens. Just stop it.