Officials: Mexican Crossed Illegally From Canada Into Maine

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CALAIS, Maine - Border agents have arrested a Mexican national accused of illegally crossing the border from Canada into Maine.
 
Customs and Border Protection agents say 45-year-old Benigno Godinez-Cortez was detained Tuesday during an investigation into possible illegal activity and admitted he'd illegally crossed the border from Canada.
 
Court documents indicate Godinez-Cortez said he was waiting to be picked up by his girlfriend, an Australian who was later charged with inducing him to enter the U.S., where she was waiting with a car.
 
A lawyer for Godinez-Cortez declined comment Thursday night.
 
The arrest is at least the second in recent weeks of someone in the country illegally. Officials say a Haitian man was arrested last month after border agents shut down Interstate 95 and questioned motorists at a roadblock.