Bellingham man accused of selling security map
Thursday, October 6, 2011
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 (http://bit.ly/qbYeoz ) 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, http://www.bellinghamherald.com