Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested almost 750 illegal aliens this weekend. Most ot those apprehended were travelling in family groups from Central America.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the aliens walked through the Colorado River vehicle barriers near Yuma and surrendered to agents.
CBP reported that agents “provided medical treatment to 137 illegal aliens, either through medically certified agents, contract medical personnel at the stations or by transporting the subjects to local hospitals. Some of the medical ailments included: pregnancy complications, lacerations, blisters, respiratory issues, chicken pox, lice and scabies.”
#USBP #YumaSector agents apprehend almost 750 illegal aliens over the weekend and provide medical treatment to 137 for various ailments. #NationalSecurity #SouthwestBorder: Details: https://t.co/8prwh8kLmZ pic.twitter.com/GlQ5URfBev
— CBP Arizona (@CBPArizona) March 11, 2019
Approximately 87 percent were Guatemalan with the remaining being from Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, and Ecuador, according to CBP.