Tucson Sector

Group of 170 Migrants Dug Under Arizona Border Fence, Say Feds

Border Patrol agents in Arizona continue to deal with “large” migrant groups exploiting weaknesses in outdated border technology to illegally enter the U.S. Most recently, human smugglers coordinated the border crossing by a group of more than 170 who dug under a portion of a barrier in the Yuma Sector.

A large group of Central American migrants exploit outdated border barriers with the aid of a human smuggler to illegally enter the U.S. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol video screenshot)

Deported Criminal Aliens Continue to Exploit Unsecured U.S. Border Areas

Border Patrol agents along the U.S. southwest border with Mexico continue to arrest previously deported criminal aliens who exploit weaknesses in barrier technology to re-enter the country. Those criminal aliens include child sex offenders, violent criminals, and members of transnational criminal gangs.

MISSION, TX - APRIL 11: A U.S. Border Patrol agent handcuffs an undocumented immigrant near the U.S.-Mexico border on April 11, 2013 near Mission, Texas. A group of 16 immigrants from Mexico and El Salvador said they crossed the Rio Grande River from Mexico into Texas during the morning hours …

Gang Members, Sex Offenders Continue Crossing Unsecured Border

Border Patrol agents along the southwestern U.S. border with Mexico continue to apprehend criminal sex offenders and dangerous gang members who exploit incomplete or outdated border barriers to regain entry into the U.S. after being deported.

Border Patrol agents arrest illegal aliens in Arizona. (AP File Photo/Khampha Bouaphanh)

Migrant Assaults Border Patrol Agent with Rock During Arrest

A Mexican migrant assaulted a Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent after illegally crossing the border from Mexico on December 19. The agent had to be taken to a hospital for injuries sustained after being struck in the head with a rock.

YUMA, AZ - MARCH 17: Handcuffs are removed from a suspected illegal immigrant as he is loaded into the back of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection border patrol vehicle after being apprehended on the California side of the Colorado River on March 17, 2006 near Yuma, Arizona. As Congress …

Incomplete Smuggler’s Tunnel Found Under Arizona Border

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents teamed up with law enforcement officials in Mexico to uncover an incomplete tunnel near the Port of Nogales DeConcini Crossing. Authorities said smugglers designed the tunnel to move drugs under the border and into Arizona.

Smugglers tunnel found near Nogales Port of Entry in Arizona. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

$2.5 Million in Meth, Heroin, Cocaine Seized by Feds in Arizona

United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to the Arizona border with Mexico seized nearly $2.5 million in drugs, including 43 pounds of heroin, during five separate inspections this week. In addition to the heroin, officers seized 240 pounds of methamphetamine, 23 pounds of cocaine, and a quarter-pound of fentanyl for a total value of $2,419,940.

Drugs seized after K-9 alert

5-Time Deported Migrant Pulled Gun on Border Patrol Agent, Say Feds

Violence by migrants against Border Patrol agents appears to be escalating this week when a previously deported illegal immigrant from Mexico pulled a handgun on an agent in California. In Arizona, two Guatemalan nationals attacked Border Patrol agents in separate incidents.

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