Tucson Sector

200 Migrants Apprehended After Crossing Arizona Border

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 200 migrants who crossed the border illegally from Mexico during a five-hour period Saturday night. The apprehensions come as cartel-connected human smugglers continue to utilize the tactic of crossing large groups to tie-up Border Patrol agents in the area.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend a large group of 129 migrant families from Mexico and Central America. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Three Large Migrant Groups Apprehended Crossing Arizona Border

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended three large groups of migrants after they illegally crossed the border near Sasabe, Arizona. Officials report human smugglers use the large groups of mostly Central American migrants to tie up Border Patrol agents while they smuggle drugs elsewhere along the border region.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend a group of 98 migrants near Sasabe, Arizona.. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)