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Jogger detained for two weeks after accidental US border crossing

Ms Roman says her mother brought her passport.

The US/Canadian border crossing at Blaine, Washington (Elaine Thompson/AP)
The US/Canadian border crossing at Blaine, Washington (Elaine Thompson/AP)

A 19-year-old woman who travelled from France to Canada to visit her mother in British Columbia says US officials detained her for two weeks after she accidentally crossed the border while jogging.

Cedella Roman told the Canadian Broadcast Company that two US Customs and Border Protection agents apprehended her on May 21 on a beach south of White Rock, British Columbia.

Ms Roman says she did not have identification and was transferred to the Tacoma Northwest Detention Centre run by the Department of Homeland Security.

Ms Roman says her mother brought her passport.

But it took two weeks before immigration officials on both sides of the border allowed her back into Canada on June 6.

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