160 Migrants from 10 Countries Apprehended near Border in Arizona over Thanksgiving Weekend

Ajo Station Border Patrol agents apprehend a group of migrants near Lukeville, AZ. (U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)
U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended nearly 160 migrants from at least ten different countries along the border wall. Agents also interdicted a human smuggling attempt where the driver fled to avoid apprehension.

Over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Ajo Station agents encountered a group of 56 migrants who crossed the border near the Port of Lukeville. Tucson Sector Chief Patrol Agent John R. Modlin tweeted photos of the apprehension and reported the group of migrants apprehended on Saturday came from five different nations.

On Friday, Ajo Station agents encountered three groups of migrants in the same area, Modlin tweeted. The groups totaled 101 migrants from ten different countries.

Elsewhere in the sector, Tucson Station agents engaged in a pursuit of a human smuggler driving a great sedan. The agents assisted police officers from Marana, Arizona.

The vehicle finally stopped and migrants jumped out and fled into the brush, Modlin stated. A search of the area with a K-9 and a CBP Air and Marine Operations helicopter aircrew led to the apprehension of twelve migrants.

In total, the agents apprehended 169 migrants from at least ten different countries.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior news contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s What’s Your Point? Sunday-morning talk show. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.

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