Tag: Air and Marine Operations

19 Migrants Abandoned by Smugglers in Arizona Desert

Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona prevented the deaths of 19 illegal immigrants after human smugglers abandoned them in the desert on Sunday morning. BORSTAR agents provided emergency medical assistance to one of the men who had to be transported by air ambulance to a hospital. Seven other migrants set off an emergency beacon prompting their rescue and 11 were found wandering lost in the desert.

Mexico/U.S. Team Up to Seize $12.5 Million in Marijuana

U.S. Border Patrol Agents working in the Tucson Sector teamed up with Mexican law enforcement officials to conduct “mirrored operations” on both sides of the border leading to the arrests of nearly 500 people and the seizure of $12.5 million in marijuana.