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OI 287.7 Reports in smuggling cases.
When one or more of the principals reside in Mexico. When a smuggling case involves one or more principals who reside in Mexico, a sworn question-and-answer statement shall be taken from each person apprehended. Such statement shall whenever possible, fully describe the acts committed by such principals so that the statement may be presented to the Mexican authorities in an effort to bring about criminal prosecution or other action in Mexico.
If practicable, the nearest Mexican consul shall be invited to participate in the interrogation. In any event, he should be furnished with copies of the statements taken.
Two legible copies of such sworn statements, and one copy of a narrative report, shall be furnished the Director Director, Mexico City, so that he may, when appropriate, seek action by the Mexican authorities against the principals residing in Mexico.
The District Director, Mexico City, shall submit reports to the districts of origin showing what success he has in bringing about the criminal prosecution of the principals residing in Medico.
Mexican and Canadian Border Anti-Smuggling Information Centers. Mexico and Canadian Border Anti-Smuggling Information Centers are maintained by the Supervisory Border Patrol Agent (Deputy Director - EPIC), and the Chief Patrol Agent at Swanton, Vermont, respectively. Al Service offices submit Forms G-170 to the appropriate center with information concerning known and suspect repeater or professional arrangers, transporters harborers, and smugglers of aliens who operate or can or Canadian borders. The Fo
rm G-170 are retained in indices at the centers and any subsequent additional information furnished on skeletal Forms G-170 is added to the original by center personnel. In emergent situations, where it is believed smuggling suspects may be encountered by Service officers before receipt of Forms G-170, information should be telephoned to the appropriate center. From this information, center personnel shall prepare a skeletal Form G-170 for use pending receipt of the original from the office originating th
e call. Annually, in the months of January, the G-170 indices will be reviewed and those cards relating to subjects who have not been active in the preceding five years, or which no longer serve a useful purpose are to be removed from the index and destroyed. Service officers should make full use of the information available. Identifying details, modus operandi, and other known data concerning active smugglers are available 24 hours a day of the northern border from:
Chief Patrol Agent
U.S. Border patrol
Swanton, Vermont 05488
or for the southern border from:
Drug Enforcement Administration
El Paso Intelligence Center
2211 East Missouri Street
El Paso, Texas 79903
Attention: ICS (INS)
FTS 572-7942 through 7950
The Supervisory Border Patrol Agent (Deputy Director - EPIC) and the Chief Patrol Agent at Swanton are responsible for the maintenance, publication, and dissemination of inserts and amendments to the Mexican Border and Canadian Border indexes of active smugglers, respectively. The indexes, or "mug books" shall not limited to smugglers and transporters in one more of the following categories: those operating repeatedly for gain in the movement of groups of aliens; those utilizing air or boat operations
or a complicated modus operandi; those furnishing documents, including counterfeit or altered ones, to facilitate the entry or avert detection of aliens smuggled; travel bureau operators, and wildcat taxi operators.