PONDERAY, Idaho - A Slovakian citizen previously removed from the United States for violating immigration law has been arrested and sentenced to 10 months in jail for reentering the United States illegally a third time.
According to U.S. Border Patrol, Josef Vadina has been removed from the United States twice and has several previous criminal convictions. His criminal record includes felony convictions for bribery, burglary, unlawful possession of ammunition and illegal reentry of a deported alien.
In a report published by The Missoulian, Vadina was last apprehended by the Sanders County Sheriff's Office in 1995 following reports of trespassing and criminal mischief, as well as possession of dangerous weapons.
During the 1995 incident, Sanders County Sheriff Gene Arnold called in the ATF, and along with deputies, searched Vadina's residence resulting in the seizure of a sawed-off shotgun and 8,000 rounds of ammunition.
Recently, Vadina was arrested by agents from the Bonners Ferry Border Station with assistance from the Bonner County Sheriff's Office in Ponderay, Idaho.
His arrest is part of a large-scale effort to stop undocumented aliens from entering the United States illegally.