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Canadian Man Sentenced For Attempted Illegal Re-entry into the United States

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Mohammed Muniru Bichi, age 62, of Montreal, Canada, was sentenced today to time served (29 days in jail), followed by a 3-year period of supervised release, for attempting to illegally re-enter the United States.  

The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Steven Bronson, United States Customs and Border Protection Port Director for the Champlain Port of Entry. 

As part of his guilty plea, Bichi admitted that he is a citizen of Canada, and that he attempted to illegally return to the United States after he was removed to Canada on July 7, 2017.  On August 1, 2017, Bichi was arrested as he attempted to enter the United States by train at the Rouses Point Rail Port of Entry.  Bichi said that he was traveling to New York City.    

Following the sentencing, Bichi was remanded to the custody of the Department of Homeland Security, which will place him into removal proceedings. 

The case was investigated by United States Customs and Border Protection and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward P. Grogan.

Updated August 30, 2017