Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended 70 unaccompanied migrant minors who illegally crossed from Mexico to Arizona over the weekend. The children were part of a large group of 112 overall.
Tucson Sector Chief Patrol Agent John R. Modlin tweeted a photo showing a large group of 112 migrants who illegally crossed the border near San Miguel, Arizona. The group included at least 70 unaccompanied alien children. The chief did not disclose any additional demographic information.
Tucson Sector agents encountered 112 migrants near San Miguel, #Arizona, all originating from Central American countries. Of that, 70 were unaccompanied #children. All migrants were transported and processed according to current guidelines. pic.twitter.com/49BXCYz1Ge
— John R. Modlin (@USBPChiefTCA) February 14, 2022
Also over the weekend, Nogales Station agents had to extract a human smuggler and six migrants from a van involved in a rollover crash. “Smugglers use reckless tactics to avoid apprehension, putting migrants in extreme danger,” Chief Modlin tweeted.
Smugglers use reckless tactics to avoid apprehension, putting migrants in extreme #danger.
Near I-19, a U.S. citizen and six migrants were extracted from a #vehicle by Nogales Station agents. No serious injuries were reported. The case was turned over to @HSIPhoenix. pic.twitter.com/r9bS0NyK7R
— John R. Modlin (@USBPChiefTCA) February 13, 2022
Chief Modlin also reported the arrest of an armed human smuggler. The agents stopped a vehicle near the interchange of Interstates 8 and 10. The agents found five migrants being smuggled after they illegally entered the U.S.
Tucson Sector agents continue to encounter smugglers in possession of a #firearm.
A U.S. citizen smuggling five migrants faces prosecution after Casa Grande Station agents stopped him near the I-8/I-10 interchange. A loaded 9mm #pistol was seized from the glovebox. #GoodWork pic.twitter.com/n91w45MVQq
— John R. Modlin (@USBPChiefTCA) February 12, 2022
While searching the vehicle, agents found a loaded pistol in the glove box, he stated.