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May Arrests of Illegal Border Crossers Up 160 Percent

The apprehension of illegal immigrants along the southwest border with Mexico jumped 160 percent in May 2018 compared to the previous year. May apprehensions also increased by 1.9 percent over April 2018. The numbers increased each month this calendar year.

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Border Patrol Busts Sex Offender for Alleged Human Smuggling Activity

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted sex offender as he allegedly attempted to smuggle four illegal immigrants into southwestern Arizona. The alleged human smuggler has an extensive history of criminal convictions including “lewd and lascivious acts with a minor under 14,” officials stated.

Border Patrol agent arrests illegal alien near Yuma, Arizona. (File Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Deported Felon with Knife

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Yuma Sector arrested a previously deported Mexican national after he reportedly brandished a knife and made threats against an agent. The agent used his sidearm to control and defuse the situation.

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Border Patrol Busts 200 in Anti-Human Smuggling Operation

A human smuggling interdiction operation carried out by Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents landed more than 200 illegal immigrants and smugglers in jail. The agents carried out the three-week “Operation Sandman” in the Imperial Sand Dunes west of Yuma, Arizona.

Border Patrol agents arrest human smugglers in southern Arizona

Border Patrol Agent Assaulted with Rocks

A U.S. Border Patrol agent assigned to the Yuma Sector in southern California sustained minor injuries after being assaulted by people on the Mexican side of the boundary throwing large rocks.

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Human Smugglers, Drugs, Guns Intercepted by Border Patrol Agents

U.S. Border Patrol agents seized guns and drugs following two pursuits in southern Arizona and far southeast California on October 19. Another encounter led to the seizure of 900 pounds of marijuana and the arrest of 12 illegal aliens working as mules for cartel smugglers.

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