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U.S. Border Patrol agents staged a weekend checkpoint on Interstate 93 in Woodstock, New Hampshire over the weekend, resulting in the detention of 25 undocumented immigrants.
In a press release, U.S. Customs and Border Protection says fourteen people were detained for overstaying their visas. Border Patrol agents arrested people from Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador and Mexico.
The checkpoint also resulted in the seizure of two pounds of marijuana, as well as smaller amounts of cocaine, mushrooms and hash oil, though it wasn’t immediately clear if the drugs were obtained from undocumented immigrants.
The agency is permitted to operate immigration checkpoints within 100 miles of the international border.
The checkpoint was carried out with the support of the Woodstock Police Department.
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