Crime

CBP: Influx of Central American Migrants Continues

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

TUCSON, Ariz. – Agents assigned to the Ajo and Casa Grande Border Patrol stations encountered two large Central American groups totaling 124 adults and children within a 24 hour period.

Casa Grande agents encountered the first group early Wednesday morning near Santa Cruz. The group of family units, was found near a remote Border Patrol camp after they illegally entered the country.

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Later that afternoon, Ajo agents encountered a second group several miles west of the Lukeville Port of Entry. This group also consisted of family units and was found in an area where agents apprehended thousands of illegal aliens this past summer.

Both groups were found in good health and were comprised of Guatemalan and Honduran men, women, and children, ranging in age from 4 months to 53 years.

Agents transported the groups to the respective stations for further processing, where biometric and database searches determined that seven men and one woman have previous immigration violations, some with previous deportations.

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