Teenager detained for two weeks after jogging over Canadian-US border

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 tells the Canadian Broadcast Co 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.

Cedella Roman says two US Customs and Border Protection agents apprehended her on May 21, 2018 on a beach south of White Rock, British Columbia. Pictured is the border. Source: AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file

The teenager 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.

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement did not respond to inquiries from The Associated Press on Saturday.