Agents from the Tucson Sector Border Patrol captured a huge number of migrants from eight different countries along the border wall west of Lukeville, Arizona.
Tucson Sector Chief Patrol Agent John R. Modlin tweeted a photo of a big gathering of migrants discovered by Border Patrol authorities at Ajo Station. The agents apprehended the group and carried them to the station for processing.
“Large groups offer numerous obstacles, but Tucson Sector agents stay firm,” said Modlin.
The migrants were identified as citizens of eight different nations by agents. According to the Tucson Sector chief, the group consisted of single adults and family members.
An off-duty Douglas Station agent spotted suspected migrants being placed into the back of a white Toyota SUV in the Tucson Sector. The agent informed on-duty officers, who conducted a traffic stop and discovered 11 migrants crammed into the SUV.
The authorities detained the migrants then arrested the US citizen driver on people smuggling charges.
Douglas Station agents discovered an SUV that had wrecked and rolled in another area. Six migrants were apprehended after a search of the area. Modlin stated that two of the migrants needed medical assistance.
“Smugglers driving overcrowded trucks harm the driving public,” said the sector chief. The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash.