Bellingham man accused of selling security map



BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Bellingham man is accused of selling Border Patrol maps to a man he thought was a drug smuggler.

The Bellingham Herald reports ( ) the maps showed the location of sensors and cameras along the Canadian border in Western Washington.

The maps were apparently found in materials sold at a garage sale at a Border Patrol agent’s house.

Homeland Security was tipped that the suspect was trying to sell the maps. An undercover agent pretending to be a drug trafficker paid $6,000 for them at a Sept. 26. Then agents moved in and made the arrest.

The suspect is held at the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac while the case moves through federal court in Seattle.


Information from: The Bellingham Herald,